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Acute Mental Health Nursing
From Acute Concerns to the Capable Practitioner

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September 2010 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Recent mental health policy has focused on developing community-based services, but the reality remains that patients experiencing acute episodes of illness are mainly cared for in hospital settings. Acute Mental Health Nursing has been developed as a guide to the core knowledge and skills required for working in inpatient settings.

David Howard
An Introduction to Acute Mental Health Care
From Acute Concerns to Capable Practioner  
Joe Curran and Paul Rogers
Acute Psychiatric In-Patient Assessment
Mick James and Damian Mitchell
Measuring Health and Social Functioning Using HoNOS
Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins
Social Inclusion and Acute Care
Alison Faulkner
Strategies for Surviving Acute Care
Martin Ward and Gail W Stuart
Case Management
Perspectives of the UK and US Systems  
Julie Hall
Integrated Care Pathways
The `Acute' Context  
David Duffy, Mike Doyle and Tony Ryan
Risk Assessment and Management in Acute Mental Health Care
Julia Jones and Ann Jackson
Observation
Kevin Gournay
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in In-Patient Care
Ian Baguley and Julie Dulson
Psychosocial Interventions
Richard Gray
Medication Management

'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


An easy to read and understand text which is supported by up to date theories and resources. I specifically like the discussion and reflection points used throughout the book.I like the fact that it emphasises the core skills, values and knowledge base necessary to become a capable mental heath nurse

Mrs Loretta Clayton
School of Health & Well Being, Wolverhampton University
November 29, 2011

Great little book for acute care.
I would recommend it for undergraduate and post graduate students in mental health nursing

Ms Brigid Arkins
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (NUI)
April 7, 2011

This will be a most useful text for both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students

Mrs Julia Terry
Health , University of Wales - Swansea
December 8, 2010

the book is very comprehensive, evidenced based, easily readable considering a variety of settings and mental health issues. The students find the book very useful and interesting

Dr Praxoulla Rameshwar
FHSCS, Kingston University
May 6, 2010

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