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Paperback Published: 22nd March 2018
ISBN: 9780729542852
Number Of Pages: 214

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With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.

Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.

  • Hands on practical strategies of what to do in commonly encountered situations
  • A focus on recovery and person-centred care, and new material on co-occurring health problems
  • The latest research and evidence, including guidance on medications, scales, tools, terminology and DSM-5 updates
  • Case studies that provide practical examples.
  • New chapter: Assessing Risk
  • Loss and Grief chapter has a stronger focus on Trauma
  • Consistent structuring across disorders and medications
  • Increased content on ice, the therapeutic relationship, pain, the links between physical health and mental, childhood, additional/new cultural groups
  • Significantly more content on self-care and inter-professional practice highlighting the different roles involved.

Industry Reviews

"This is a very useful guide to assist non-mental health professionals in making assessments. The book offers practical, hands-on strategies for what to do in commonly encountered situations with clients who are experiencing distress. "

-Laura Kelly, PhD, APN (Columbia University School of Nursing)

Chapter 1: Mental Health: Every Health Professional's BusinessChapter 2: Working in a Recovery FrameworkChapter 3: Essentials for Mental Health PracticeChapter 4: An Overview of Mental Health ProblemsChapter 5: Mental Health AssessmentChapter 6: Assessing RiskChapter 7: Behaviours of ConcernChapter 8: Mental Health Talking-Based TherapiesChapter 9: Managing MedicationsChapter 10: Culture and Mental HealthChapter 11: Co-occurring Medical ProblemsChapter 12: Loss and GriefChapter 13: Law and EthicsChapter 14: Settings for Mental Health Care

ISBN: 9780729542852
ISBN-10: 0729542858
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 22nd March 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 11.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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