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Nursing and Mental Health Care
An introduction for all fields of practice



August 2011 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.
 
Introduction
 
Understanding Mental Health and Ill Health
 
Clarifying Your Own Personal Values and Beliefs
 
The Policy Context for Mental-Health Care
 
Mental and Physical Health Care Needs
 
Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental-Health Nursing
 
Communicating and Relating
 
Assessing Mental-Health Needs
 
Helping the Person with Mental-Health Needs
 
Improving Your Own Mental-Health
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

This is a very informative and well written book. It covers a very broad range of issues related to nursing where the chapters are relevant and concise with the use of short sub headings. Its also advantageous by having chapters relating to the NMC standards for pre-reg nursing for teaching, but having relevant case studies/scenarios and questions throughout is a great resource for students.

Although this is a book I will recommend in my classes, it is something I think would be more suited to senior students.

Mr Matthew Sean Reid
Mental Health, University of the West of Scotland
July 8, 2016

A good essential read for students on pre registration programmes

Miss Nyree Kendall
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
March 12, 2014

A comprehensive text to encourage the practitioner to take care of their own mental health within their role. Professionalism and professionl practice outlined and support structures, well writtten and easily understandable.

Ms Jennifer Rooks
Nursing (Harold Wood), London South Bank University
November 13, 2012

I liked this book because of the links to the NMC and the new standard of nurse education. Easy to read and direct links made to the new standards.

Mrs Eve Potts
School of Health and Postgrad Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
October 19, 2012

A text that has the potential to assist students to develop a greater understanding of a specialist area across a range of branches.

Mr Bruce Wallace
Nursing, Bedfordshire University
September 28, 2012

I found the book to be fine for the 1st year groups starting out but with NMC changes to the course content to be not as applicable as it was for previous intakes. Still a good starting book and for supplementary reading.

Mr Neil Murphy
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Salford University
September 13, 2012

good all round text with helpful insights for course candidates

Dr James Trueman
Mental Health (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
September 3, 2012

This book provides a good introduction to mental health nursing.

Miss Andrea Lacey
Department of Nursing, Bournemouth University
August 29, 2012

This book is not sufficiently informative for MH students so would not be recommended for students in this field. It does contain some useful pointers for nurses in other fields working with persons experiencing mental ill health although I would like to see a discrete section on ‘Engagement’ and greater discussion of dementia care.

Mr Keith Bradley-Adams
Nursing (St David's Campus), Swansea University
June 6, 2012

A good introduction for mental health and learning disabilities students

Mr John Aldridge
Department of Learning Disability, Northampton University
June 1, 2012

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