ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Theory and practice balanced: clear sections on evidence, step-by-step guidance and practical examples are provided for each skill, clearly showing the student what to do and why.
- The author team combines academic and clinical expertise.
- Clearly mapped against professional benchmarks and reviews of mental health nursing by the Chief Nursing Officer of England and the Scottish Executive: this book covers the skills that students really need for nursing practice.
- Designed for students: assumes no prior knowledge about mental health skills, introduces and explains core concepts and practices, clearly showing students what to do.
- Regular evidence update online: every 6 months new evidence, guidance and protocols will be reviewed and updated on our Online Resource Centre.
- Contemporary approach: examines key concepts such as recovery, value-based practice, and partnership working. Relevant to current services, skills can be applied to every setting and service.
- Active learning: students can develop their skills by exploring scenarios and undertaking quizzes on our Online Resource Centre.
Mental Health Nurses require a diverse skills base to aid service users and their carers on their journey to recovery. During their training, students need to acquire and demonstrate skills to show that the care they provide is evidence-based and effective. Skills as diverse as assessment, forming therapeutic interactions, caring for physical and mental health needs as well as leadership and management, can be difficult to learn and master - until now!
Mental Health Nursing Skills provides students with a highly evidence-based and practical account of the skills required for nursing practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of Mental Health Nursing in England and that of the Scottish Executive, the authors translate theory into clearly applied skills supported by practice examples, tips and online activities. By inviting contributions from nursing academics, researchers and practitioners this text reflects the best of theory and practice.
Each chapter discusses the policy and evidence base for each skill, so students know their practice is rigorous, before outlining a step-by-step description of that skill. 'Practice Example and Tips' boxes demonstrate how the skill can be used on placements. Students can develop their skills through online quizzes, scenarios and activities on a free dedicated Online Resource Centre, which also provides updates on evidence, clinical guidelines and protocols every six months.
Clearly mapped against all the benchmarks expected by professional nursing bodies and suitable for all settings, Mental Health Nursing Skills provides a high quality and student friendly account of the skills that are required for nursing practice.
Online Resource Centre
* Interactive scenarios and quizzes help students to consolidate and apply their learning in a safe environment
* Interactive glossary explains terminology and jargon
* Evidence, guidelines and policy will be reviewed and updated every 6 months online
* Figures from the book
Readership: Students undertaking their studies in mental health nursing and mental health care at an undergraduate level, and/or at a post graduate level where an evidence-based practical text is required.
Jeanette Hewitt, Lecturer, Centre for Philosophy, Humanities and Law in Health
Care, Swansea University, Wales
Julia Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability, City University, London
Karina Lovell, Professor, Mental Health Division, University of Manchester
"I wish I had bought this book at the start of my nursing degree rather than at the end of nearly 3 years training. If you're starting a mental health nursing course get it." - amazon.co.uk reviewer
"The authors have addressed complex topics in a very informative and engaging way. The use of scenarios and on-line tests will enable achievement of the mental health competencies required of modern day practice. I believe this book has the potential to become the key text for mental health nurses. I would have no hesitation in recommending this text to mental health nursing students. " - Dr Steve Tee, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Southampton University School of Nursing and Midwifery
"I feel this is very up to date and easy to understand. 10/10 I would give this book to any student on placement with me and to a recently qualified nurse." - Mr James Eley, Senior Community Mental Health Nurse, Norfolk and Waveney Mental health Partnership NHS Trust, UK
"It is made very clear how what the student does in placement links to
standards and values set out in policy guidelines, which in turn links very
clearly to their role as qualified professionals....this could be the main text
for the mental health branch programme and subsequently a helpful reference
text for the rest of their training." - Sattish Harbance-Singh, Lecturer
and Practitioner, Salford University, UK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I Putting values into practice
1: Patrick Callaghan: Introduction to Mental Health Nursing: Past, Present and Future
2: John Playle & Penny Bee: Service Users expectations and views of Mental Health Nurses
3: Linda Cooper: Values Based Mental Health Nursing Practice
4: Patrick Callaghan & Paul Crawford: Evidence-Based Mental Health Nursing Practice
5: Theo Stickley & Gemma Stacey: Caring: The Essence of Mental Health Nursing
Part II Improving outcomes for service users
6: Jean Morrisey: Interpersonal Communication - Heron's Six Category Intervention Analysis
7: Jeanette Hewitt, Michael Coffey & Greg Rooney: Forming, Sustaining and Ending Therapeutic Interactions
8: Alan Simpson & Geoff Brennan: Working in Partnership
9: Julie Repper & Rachel Perkins: Recovery and Social Inclusion
10: Helen Waldock: The essence of Physical Health Care
11: Judith Gellatly & Karina Lovell: Fostering Guided Self Help
12: Dave Richards: Behavioural Activation
13: Dan Bressington & Mark Wilbourn: Medication Management
14: Richard Griffith: Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues
15: Sarah Eales: Risk Assessment and Management
16: Julia Jones & Sarah Eales: Practising Safe and Effective Observation
17: Martin Anderson & Keith Waters: The Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour
18: Richard Whittington & David Riley: The Prevention, Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Violence
19: Peter Phillips and Patrick Callaghan: Working with people with Substance Misuse Problems
Part III A positive, modern profession
20: Ben Hannigan: Interagency and Interprofessional working
21: Sara Owen & Clare Fox: Personal and Professional Development
22: Neil Brimblecombe: Leadership and Management