Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed to allow essential information to be quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting.
This Handbook contains expert guidance on all aspects of the nurses role. Written by experienced nurses and teachers, it will help you acheive the best possible results for your patients. Summaries of key sections of the mental health act are provided, as well as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working with older adults, as well as a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.
Review from previous edition: "Not only does it provide a guide for a range of interventions used in mental health nursing but it also furnishes the reader with a clear and concise guide to a variety of agencies, both statutory and voluntary, relating to mental health care and management, which all mental health nurses should be aware of...[it is] written by mental health nurses for mental health nurses, as opposed to theorists or academics who can sometimes lose touch with the reality of caring for individual with mental health problems..." - justfornurses.co.uk"... clear, well-thought out and... comprehensive companion for mental health nurses is a helpful structure on which to build competent, sensitive and effective practice." - Nursing Standard"I was left with an overwhelming feeling of regret on reading this book that I am not about to start my career all over again. It is not a book to borrow, it is one you must own." - From the Foreword by Professor Peter Nolan, Staffordshire University, UK
1: Introduction to mental health nursing 2: Essential mental health nursing skills 3: Working with specific issues and concerns 4: Interventions 5: Violence 6: Risk 7: Common mental disorders 8: UK Mental Health Legislation 9: Medications 10: Culture 11: Older people 12: Leadership 13: Evidence-based mental health nursing 14: Research 15: Liaison mental health services
Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 24th November 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 10.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised