The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing by Ian NormanThe Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing by Ian Norman

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing

byIan Norman, Iain Ryrie

Paperback | April 1, 2009

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Review of first edition:

"Although there are a number of books of this nature, this book is clearly in a superior league, and is presented in a format which is easily read and accessible…It is very difficult to find criticism with this book as it serves to explore countless aspects providing a wealth of research, case studies and current policies and service provision… A must for all students."
Mental Health Practice

"Editors Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie are to be congratulated for putting together a book that covers the diversity of mental health nursing. The contributors offer a range of theoretical perspectives. The coverage is comprehensive and the book is very readable. This book will appeal to students of mental health nursing, qualified practitioners and nurse educators. Managers will also find it a useful reference."
Alister Campbell, Nurse Consultant, Bucknall Hospital, Staffordshire.

"A few [chapters] stand out: the chapter on law and ethics deals with difficult issues around compulsory detention and human rights in a clear and helpful way. And the chapter on physical health and serious mental health concisely brings together a large body of information ... I would recommend this book as an adjunct to other books on mental health nursing."
Mental Health Today (April 2010)

This second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate changes to the UK policy context of mental health nursing, the legal framework of mental health care and the 2006 Chief Nursing Officer’s Review of Mental Health Nursing, From Values to Action. Throughout the text, readers are encouraged to draw upon the evidence base to inform the delivery of high quality mental health care.

New to this edition:

  • Seven new chapters:
    • Physical health care and serious mental illness
    • The person with dementia
    • Future directions in mental health promotion and public mental health
    • Service improvement
    • Strategies for living and lifestyle options
    • Self help and mental health
    • Future directions: taking recovery into societyKey features:
      • Written by an expert group of clinicians and researchers drawn from a range of disciplines
      • Provides readers with an authoritative account of mental health care policies and practice
      • Integrates service-users’ views and highlights the role of nurses in helping them find meaning and purpose
      • Emphasises the importance of understanding lifestyle interventions to promote mental health and the public health role of the mental health nurse
      • Case studies are integrated throughout the text to illustrate the practical application of the material
      • Superb pedagogy aids learning though overviews, conclusions, questions for reflection and discussion, as well as an annotated bibliography guiding the reader towards more detailed readingContributors: Anne Aiyegbusi, Robin Basu, Geoff Brennan, Daniel Bressington, Heather Castillo, Howard Chadwick, Philip Confue, Jacqueline Curthoys, Graham Durcan, Alison Faulkner, Philip Fennell, Richard Ford, Lynne Friedli, Catherine Gamble, Judith Gellatly, Lina Gega, Richard Gray, Sue Gurney, Kevin Hope, John Keady, Stephan Kirby, Cheryl Kipping, Karina Lovell, Andrew McCulloch, Steve Morgan, lan Noonan, Kingsley Norton, Steve Onyett, Jane Padmore, Sean Page, Jean Penny, Rachel Perkins, Karen Pilkington, Chris Prestwood, Hagen Rampes, Debbie Robson, Julie Repper, Susan Sookoo, Mark Thurgood, Andrew Wetherell, Toby Williamson, Victoria Yeates
Ian Norman is Professor of Nursing at King’s College London, UK. He has worked in the mental health field for many years as a clinician and researcher and has an extensive publication record, including several previous books. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Iain Ryrie is a health care...
Title:The Art and Science of Mental Health NursingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:744 pages, 9.7 × 7.4 × 1.69 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335222935

ISBN - 13:9780335222933

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Table of Contents



Mental health
Iain Ryrie and Ian Norman

Mental disorder
Iain Ryrie and Ian Norman

Future directions in mental health promotion and public mental health
Lynne Friedli

Mental health nursing: origins and traditions
Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie

Recovery and social inclusion
Rachel Perkins and Julie Repper



The policy and service context of mental health nursing
Andrew McCulloch and Richard Ford

Law and ethics of mental health nursing
Philip Fennell, Toby Williamson and Victoria Yeates

Functional teams and whole systems
Steve Onyett

Service improvement
Jean Penny and Iain Ryrie



Iain Ryrie and Ian Norman

Assessing and managing risk
Steve Morgan and Andrew Wetherell

Modern milieus: psychiatric inpatient treatment in the 21st century
Anne Aiyegbusi and Kingsley Norton

Strategies for living and lifestyle options
Alison Faulkner and Iain Ryrie

Psychosocial interventions
Catherine Gamble and Iain Ryrie

Physical health care and serious mental illness
Debbie Robson and Richard Gray

Richard Gray, Daniel Bressington and Howard Chadwick

Complementary and alternative therapies
Hagen Rampes and Karen Pilkington



The person with a perceptual disorder
Geoff Brennan

The person with an affective/mood disorder
Sue Gurney

The person with an anxiety disorder
Phil Confue

The person with an eating disorder
Chris Prestwood

The person with co-existing mental health and substance misuse problems (‘dual diagnosis’)
Cheryl Kipping

Mental health problems in childhood and adolescence
Robin Basu and Jane Padmore

The person with dementia
John Keady, Sean Page and Kevin Hope

Forensic mental health care
Stephan Kirby and Graham Durcan

The person with a personality disorder
Heather Castillo



Engaging clients in their care and treatment
Marc Thurgood

Problems, goals and care planning
Lina Gega

Karina Lovell and Judith Gellatly

Behavioural techniques
Lina Gega

Cognitive techniques
Lina Gega

Medication management to concordance
Sue Gurney

Therapeutic management of aggression and violence
Susan Sookoo

Nursing people who self-harm or are suicidal
Ian Noonan



Future directions: taking recovery into society
Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie