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Mental Health Nursing : Competencies for Practice - Stephan Kirby

Mental Health Nursing

Competencies for Practice

Paperback Published: 12th January 2004
ISBN: 9781403902627
Number Of Pages: 528

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Pre-registration nurse training across the UK is now competency based and this is the first mental health nursing text devoted to this approach. It explores the practical application of a competency based Exit Profile for mental health nursing students, which ensures that there is consistency in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that mental health nursing students will acquire by the end of their training programmes. This timely and contemporary text will be an essential resource for all Mental Health Branch nursing students.

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STEPHAN D. KIRBY is Senior Lecturer (Forensic Health and Social Care) at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside. GORDON MITCHELL is Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside. DENNIS CROSS is Principal Lecturer (Mental Health) at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside. DENIS HART is Visiting Lecturer, at School of Health and Social Care, University of Teeside.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Notes on the Contributors
Developing a Competence-based 'Exit Profile' for Pre-registration Mental Health Nursingp. 3
The Recognition of Inequality and the Need for Empowermentp. 13
How Can Nurses Meet the Needs of Mental Health Clients?p. 32
User Perspective - The Good Psychiatric Nursep. 46
Career Issues in Mental Healthp. 56
Working with People who have Special Needs and Disabilities and Mental Health Problemsp. 66
Common Mental Health Problemsp. 79
Mental Health Promotionp. 95
A Positive Approach To Mental Health Nursing: Role, Values and Attitudesp. 107
Risk Preventionp. 119
Creating and Maintaining a Safe Environmentp. 132
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Community Mental Health Practicep. 149
Supporting People and their Families During Psychopharmacotherapyp. 164
Using Counselling in Mental Health Practicep. 178
Some Brief Psychological Therapiesp. 195
Person-centred Approach to the Care of Older People With Mental Health Problemsp. 209
Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 226
Assessing and Engaging People with Personality Disorderp. 241
The Influence of Dual Diagnosesp. 260
Psychosocial Interventions for People with Serious Mental Illnessp. 273
Mental Health Nursing within Secure Conditionsp. 290
Acute In-patient Settingp. 307
Assertive Community Treatment with People Experiencing Serious Mental Illnessp. 335
Mental Health and Community Safetyp. 349
Legal and Professional Issues in Mental Health Nursing Practicep. 357
Management Issues in Practicep. 371
Facilitating Multi-disciplinary Relationships and Practicep. 383
The Evidence Basep. 400
Learning: from Self-development to Competencyp. 415
A Framework for Success: A Student's Perspectivep. 434
A Day in the Life of...p. 443
Working in Assertive Outreachp. 443
Nursing Young People with Mental Health Problemsp. 450
Reflections of a Forensic Mental Health Nursep. 456
Overviewp. 464
A Competence-based 'Exit Profile' for Pre-registration Mental Health Nursingp. 466
Indexp. 477
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ISBN: 9781403902627
ISBN-10: 1403902623
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 12th January 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1