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Good Practice in Adult Mental Health : Good Practice in Social Work, 10 - Tony Ryan

Good Practice in Adult Mental Health

Good Practice in Social Work, 10

By: Tony Ryan (Editor), Jacki Pritchard (Editor), David Hewitt (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 15th June 2004
ISBN: 9781843102175
Number Of Pages: 352

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This text is a guide to good practice within adult mental health care, providing a comprehensive introduction to mental health and illness. It is designed to aid mental health professionals and workers, agencies, and any individuals coming in to contact with mental illness, in recognising a mental health need or problem and offering appropriate support. This is an essential introduction written by practitioners, and also draws from the personal experiences of service users and carers, providing up-to-date and topical material covering major issues such as: *the concepts of mental health, illness and recovery *advocacy and empowerment *legal and policy issues relating to practice *gender and ethnicity in mental health *violence and abuse. The broad range of this book makes it an excellent resource for mental health practitioners, whether experienced or new to the field, support workers, students, and anyone interested in understanding the complexities of mental illness and the mental health system.

If only all practice was as good as the ideals promoted here. -- Journal of Mental Health
There are articles on multidisciplinary teams, gender and race in mental health, carers issues, and contributions from individual service users and from the service user movement. A psychiatrist outlines theories behind medical diagnoses and a solicitor writes on human rights law. One welcome inclusion is a chapter recognising the stresses of working in mental health and the importance of support to front-line practitioners. -- Community Care
Good Practice in Adult Mental Health is an excellent resource for mental health practitioners, that aims to provide the background knowledge to understand the theory, practice, law, politics and the personal experiences of service users and carers. Twenty-three contributors, in eighteen chapters, cover the concepts of mental health, illness and recovery; advocacy and empowerment; legal and policy issues; gender and ethnicity; violence and abuse... Good Practice in Adult Mental Health provides a good overview of the subject and will merit a place on the reading list for those working in, or those seeking a wider knowledge of, mental health care in the UK. Well recommended. -- The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research
Written for mental health professionals, as well as anyone who might come into contact with mental illness, this guide covers a wide range of issues, including theories, practices, law, and politics regarding mental illness, and the personal experiences of service users and social workers. The contributions offer case studies, vignettes, questions for group discussion, good practice points, and lists of further resources and useful organizations. The glossary defines key terms used throughout the volume. -- Book News

Prefacep. 11
What is mental health, illness and recovery?p. 13
Human rights and mental health lawp. 32
The care programme approachp. 55
Interventions in mental health : promoting collaborative working and meaningful supportp. 72
Medication managementp. 90
The role of primary carep. 108
Medical diagnosis of mental illnessp. 127
Multidisciplinary teamworking and the roles of membersp. 145
Supporting staffp. 164
From grassroots to statute : the mental health service user movement in Englandp. 183
Mental health advocacy and empowerment in focusp. 202
Personal experiences of mental health and illnessp. 219
Carer perspectivesp. 229
Black and minority ethnic mental healthp. 245
Gender and mental healthp. 262
Substance misuse and mental healthp. 278
Towards no secrets : the use of multi-agency policies and procedures to protect mental health service users from abusep. 295
Managing violencep. 311
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ISBN: 9781843102175
ISBN-10: 184310217X
Series: Good Practice in Social Work, 10
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54