- Accompanies Phil Barker's bestselling Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring. The books can be used in conjunction or as standalone texts
- Designed as a practical, hands-on guide covering the essential skills, with learning outcomes linked to the competencies required for practice
- Values-based approach integrates evidence-based data with service users' perceptions, with plenty of cases and service-user narratives throughout
- Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills in person-centered care, assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and understanding the organization of care.
A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing professionals learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties.
- Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make informed, value-based decisions in partnership with service users
- Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care
- Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions
- Presents case studies and service-user narratives throughout
- Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care
The book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The therapeutic use of self. Values based practice. Working in groups. Recovery: a journey of discovery. Using and appraising evidence in practice. Developing nursing decision making skills. Promoting health and social inclusion. Leading and managing healthcare. The what then, what now, and what next of mental health nursing.
Dr Stephen Tee, Head of Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Dr Joanne Brown, MSc Mental Health Studies Award Leader and MSc Nursing Studies Award Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Dr Diane Carpenter, Academic Group Lead (Mental Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK