Chapter 1: Mental Health: Every Health Professional's Business
Chapter 2: Working in a Recovery Framework
Chapter 3: Essentials for Mental Health Practice
Chapter 4: An Overview of Mental Health Problems
Chapter 5: Mental Health Assessment
Chapter 6: Assessing Risk
Chapter 7: Behaviours of Concern
Chapter 8: Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies
Chapter 9: Managing Medications
Chapter 10: Culture and Mental Health
Chapter 11: Co-occurring Medical Problems
Chapter 12: Loss and Grief
Chapter 13: Law and Ethics
Chapter 14: Settings for Mental Health Care
With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.
Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement.
With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.
- Hands on practical strategies of what to do in commonly encountered situations
- A focus on recovery and person-centred care, and new material on co-occurring health problems
- The latest research and evidence, including guidance on medications, scales, tools, terminology and DSM-5 updates
- Case studies that provide practical examples.
New to this Edition
- New chapter: Assessing Risk
- Loss and Grief chapter has a stronger focus on Trauma
- Consistent structuring across disorders and medications
- Increased content on ice, the therapeutic relationship, pain, the links between physical health and mental, childhood, additional/new cultural groups
- Significantly more content on self-care and inter-professional practice highlighting the different roles involved.
By Eimear Muir-Cochrane, BSc Hons, RN, Grad Dip Adult Ed, MNS, PhD FACMHN, CHMN , Chair of Nursing (Mental Health Nursing), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University, SA, Australia; Patricia Barkway, RN, MHN, FACMHN, BA, MSc(PHC), Senior Lecturer, Stream Coordinator Mental Health Nursing Programs, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Debra Nizette, RN, Dip App Sc-Nr Ed, B App Sc-Nursing, MNSt, FACN, FACMHN, CMHN, Director of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Health, QLD, Australia