Mental Health Nursing eBook

Dimensions of Praxis

Third Edition

Karen-leigh Edward, Ian Munro, Anthony Welch, Wendy Cross

Mental Health Nursing eBook

Dimensions of Praxis

Third Edition

Karen-leigh Edward, Ian Munro, Anthony Welch, Wendy Cross






9 Jan 2018




$96.95 AUD

$110.99 NZD

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Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis, third edition, prepares student nurses by equipping them with innovative skills and essential knowledge for their mental health careers. It 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.

The cross section of expert authors who are both educators and professionals gives readers realistic perspectives and insights on how to work and care for consumers. This new edition has incorporated further engaging learning features to help students relate theory to practice, including multiple choice quizzes which help them test their learning.

Learning Features

  • Chapter overview and Learning objectives – clearly outline and direct students to what they will learn
  • Critical Thinking Opportunity – illustrate and clarify key terms within the chapter.
  • About the Consumer – case studies that include consumer perspectives. All include reflection questions to help students consider their own experiences.
  • Care Planning – examples of care plans for the client to help student develop practical planning skills.
  • Chapter summary and Discussion question to help students review the key elements of the chapter and engage in the topic via discussion with their peers.
  • Further reading and useful websites – to assist with research and assessments.

New to this Edition

  • Streamlined to fit with the essentials required in an undergraduate course.
  • New Chapter 18 Psychotherapeutic Essentials.
  • Completely revised chapters: 8 – Law and Ethics and14 – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
  • Glossary Margin Notes help students build the vocabulary of a professional nurse
  • Topic Link Margin Notes Highlight/cross-reference relevant topics in different chapters, making links to different interventions.


Part 1: Contexts of Contemporary Practice

  1. A Brief History: The Role of the Nurse in Caring for the Mentally Ill in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    Philip Warelow

  2. Diagnostic Systems Used in Clinical Assessment

    Karen Harder, Ian Munro, Annette Woodhouse

  3. Physical and Mental Health

    Steve Hemingway, Julie Sharrock, Gagan Kaur-Legha

  4. Promoting Mental Health

    Eileen Petrie, Evan Bichara

  5. Primary Mental Health Care

    Kate Cogan, Freyja Millar

  6. Resilience, Recovery and Reconnection

    Karen-leigh Edward, Tony Welch, Louise Byrne

  7. Nurses' Health and Self-care

    Glen Taylor, Daniel Nicholls, Wendy Cross

  8. Law and Ethics

    Scott Trueman

  9. Consumer and Carer Participation and Leadership

    Evan Bichara, Susan Johnson, Ian Munro

  10. Part 2: Challenges to People's Mental Health

  11. Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    Margaret McAllister, Wendy Cross

  12. Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders

    Simon Dodd, Sandy Jeffs

  13. Complexities and Rewards of Working with People with Personality Disorders

    Robert Trett, Haley Peckham

  14. Eating Disorders

    Leanne Javen, Alan Moore, Alyson Marchesani

  15. Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

    Naomi Crafti, Victoria Manning

  16. Psychopharmacology

    Chris Alderman, Karen-leigh Edward

  17. The Older Person

    Robyn Garlick

  18. Young People's Mental Health

    Kristy Young, Christine Poole

  19. Part 3: Praxis of Mental Health Nursing

  20. Psychotherapeutic Essentials

    Robert Trett, Haley Peckham, James Houghton

  21. Case Management

    Karen-leigh Edward

  22. Prevention and Management of Aggression

    Gerald A. Farrell

  23. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Maori and Remote Area Mental Health

    Verena Tinning, Graeme Thompson

  24. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

    Don Gorman, Wendy Cross, Suzanne Willey

  25. Forensic Mental Health Nursing
    Jo Ryan, Chris Quinn


Karen-leigh Edward is Research Director at St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne and a Visiting Professo in the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Ian Munro is a Senior Lecturer and Mental Health Lead at Monash University

Anthony Welch is an Associate Professor Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Central Queensland University

Wendy Cross is Associate Dean and Nursing and Allied Health at Monash University

Student Resources

Please note that the eBook version of Mental Health Nursing, third edition, does not come with access to the supporting Oxford Ascend Student Resources. These are available to purchase separately.

Lecturer Resources

Lecturer Resources are available for lecturers prescribing Mental Health Nursing, third edition, for their course:

  • Instructor's Resource Manual to assist with teaching
  • Test bank to assist with assessment
  • Image bank to assist with presentations.