Mental Health Nursing
Dimensions Of Praxis
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Mental Health Nursing follows an evidence-based practice model and shows how to apply assessment processes to treatment practice, work with clients with a range of disorders, and apply nursing intervention strategies in order to achieve best practice outcomes. It takes students them from the classroom into practice with examples, critical reflection questions, fictional senarios which illustrate nursing skills, applying processes to practice, contextual issues and research.
Starting with the context of mental health, then building through parts focused on disorders, skills, effective workplace practice and finishing looking forward at government policy and what the future holds for mental health nurses, this book prepares student nurses by engaging them and equipping them with the best skills and knowledge for working in mental health.
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This title is also available as an e-book.
- Excellent coverage of important, topical and emerging areas including; evidence-based practice; psychopharmacology; 2 chapters covering major mental illness; forensic nursing; assessment, risk and triage; and future directions.
- Each book comes with a lanyard insert with key reminders students will need in placement.
- Stop and Think Questions – encourage critical reflection to encourage students to think upon approaches and issues and follow model of ‘evidence, response, outcomes’.
- Scenarios – prepare students for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterisations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders, and nurses' approaches to them.
- Review the evidence – refers to current literature, discusses the implications of current research, and raises issues for debate about ethics, legal matters, and other aspects that impact on a nurse’s work.
- Nursing and … – very practical, referring to nursing procedures and includes examples showing nursing interventions, assessment guidelines and care plans. Some of these may be called ‘case studies’.
Part 1: Contexts of Contemporary Practice
1. ‘Wise Men, Devils and Fools’: The History of Mental Illness and its Treatment
2. Diagnostic Systems Used in Clinical Assessment
3. Promoting Mental Health
4. Resilience, Recovery, Reconnection and Therapeutic Optimism
5. Law, Ethics and Mental Health Nursing
6. Evidence-Based Practice
Part 2: Challenges to People’s Mental Health
7. Child and Adolescent Mental Health
8. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
9. Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders
10. Borderline Personality Disorder
11. Eating Disorders
12. Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Part 3: Praxis of Mental Health Nursing
13. The Older Adult and Mental Illness
15. Consumer and Carer Participation
16. Case Management
17. Psychiatric Nursing in the Primary Health Care Setting
19. Complementary Nursing Care
20. Indigenous (Australia & New Zealand) and Remote Mental Health Nursing
21. Cultural Issues in Mental Health
22. Forensic Mental Health Nursing
23. Talking Women’s Mental Health: From the Margins to the Centre
Part 4: Advancing the Mental Health Profession
24. Nurses’ Health and Self-care in Nursing
25. Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing
26. Future Directions
Karen-Leigh Edward , La Trobe University, Australia
Ian Munro , Monash University, Australia
Alan Robbins , la Trobe University, Australia
Anthony Welch , Queensland University of Technology
The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Mental Health Nursing for their course:
- An Instructor's Resource Manual
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