Mental Health Nursing
An Evidence Based Introduction
- Steven Pryjmachuk - University of Manchester, UK
This book introduces you to the core skills and essential knowledge you need to deliver high-quality care.
Mental Health Nursing is a practical, values- and evidence-based resource which will guide and support you through your pre-registration mental health nursing programme and into your own practice.
Dedicated chapters focus on the major mental health problems, and are clearly structured so that you can quickly and easily identify what you want learn about helping people with, for example, depression, anxiety, psychosis, or acute mental health problems.
The most up-to-date theories, as well as mental health policies and law from all four countries of the UK, are explained accessibly by experienced lecturers and nurse practitioners who show you through real-life case scenarios how you can use your newly-acquired knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care yourself. You will also be encouraged - through regular reflection and discussion points - to see things with a critical eye and to engage in and drive on the debates that make mental health nursing such an exciting field to be studying and working in.
Set within a framework which emphasises and makes clear the core skills, values and knowledge-base you need to become capable mental health nurse, you will find this book a vital companion as you progress through your studies and onto helping people confidently in everyday life.
'This exciting new book for pre-registration students of mental health nursing has a fresh, contemporary feel, and engages the reader throughout with points for reflection and learning. With chapter contributions from an impressive team of leaders in the field this deserves to be widely read and used, and I commend this publication without reservation.'
Dr Ben Hannigan
Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies
'In the UK, mental health nursing is moving with the times. Students and registered nurses need high-quality, up-to-date textbooks that are not only moving with the times but are also moving the profession forward. This excellent book, which uses the best up to date evidence, is doing just that. It needs to find its way onto the bookshelves of every student mental health nurse.'
Dr Theo Stickley
University of Nottingham School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy
'Organised clearly and logically so that you can find information quickly, this book is perfect for the modern mental health nursing student and will guide you through your course studies and placements.'
Pre-registration Nursing student, University of Chester
A very useful book for evidence based mental health nursing. Recommended for mental health student nurses.
this has been well adopted by my students as it is an easy read with an exceptional ability to meet all learning needs.
An excellent text for those wishing to work within Mental Health Services. Client centred with clear guidance on the reflective aspect of mental health nursing, this book supports both student and practitioner to develop their skills in line with current evidence-based research. . I will be recommending this book for all my students.
Excellent book which is appropriate for Pre & Post registration nursing. Reflections and case scenarios are helpful tools for the students.
This text is an excellent all-rounder when looking at placing the service-user at the centre of care delivery. It gives good pointers and advice to students and it could be used as a resource for all mental heath nurses.
Excellent book very student friendly will be highly recommended for students going into mental health nursing. The book provides excellent coverage of many of the skills needed in mental health nursing. Excellent diagrams. Book will be highly recommended
As this is a specific text, I will place it on my recommend reading list as not all of my Lifelong learners will be mental health nurses. On saying this however, it would give the novice a good overview and allow the newly qualified nurse to take their learning and skills a step further.
Useful in a number of modules on the course.
A useful resource for student nurses to access during their three year programme, especially to enable them to understand evidence-based practice and utilise for their practice based tasks.