Experiences of Mental Health In-patient Care: Narratives From Service Users, Carers and Professionals

1st Edition

Mark Hardcastle, David Kennard, Sheila Grandison, Leonard Fagin

Routledge
Published March 22, 2007
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415410823 - CAT# RU1082Z
Series: The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series

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Summary

Commended in the Mental Health category of the 2008 BMA Medical Book Competition.

This book offers an insight into the experience of psychiatric in-patient care, from both a professional and a user perspective. The editors highlight the problems in creating therapeutic environments within settings which are often poorly resourced, crisis driven and risk aversive.

The contributors argue that for change to occur there needs first of all to be a genuine appreciation of the experiences of those involved in the unpredictable, anxiety-arousing and sometimes threatening environment of the psychiatric ward. Each chapter comprises a personal account of in-patient care by those in the front line: people who have been admitted to a psychiatric ward; their relatives; or those that provide the care. These accounts are followed by two commentaries written from different perspectives, suggesting lessons that can be learnt to improve the quality of care.

Experiences of Mental Health In-patient Care will be useful for all mental health professionals, including mental health nurses, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, arts therapists, social workers and trainees, as well as service users and carers organisations.

 

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