Recent mental health policy has focused on developing community-based services, while the reality remains that patients experiencing acute episodes of illness are mainly cared for in hospital. Acute Mental Health Nursing has been developed as a guide to the core knowledge and skills required for working in inpatient settings. Drawing on the latest developments in policy and planning this seminal text addresses issues which are specific to working in inpatient settings. It has been designed for use in training and is also an excellent source of reference for use in practice.
'Comprehensively tackles a range of key issues that the student or advanced practitioner in acute mental health nursing will face... I recommend this book, which will provide a useful resource for anyone interested in this important area of nursing' - Journal of Community Nursing