Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing
- Sandra Walker - Southampton University, UK
Mental Health Nursing
- Interactive approach through realistic case studies that show how interventions can work to promote recovery
- A patient centred approach considers the social as well as psychological aspects of mental healthcare
- Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that readers can see how they are meeting their professional requirements
- Activities throughout challenge the reader to think critically and develop graduate skills
A thorough introductory text which offers bite size information necessary to help students to navigate the necessary skills needed to engage with patients.
I run a module psychosocial Interventions with mental health student nurses. having read the book, I will be using the book for the module and recommending to students.
An easy readable book, sections broken down, easy to follow.
Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing is a clear and well presented text suitable for pre-registration mental health nurses or nurses seeking an introductory text into psychosocial interventions. The book includes chapters on several different psychosocial interventions (e.g. CBT, mindfulness and DBT) and aligns with the NMC standards for pre-registration nurse education.
Overall, this is a good introductory book for mental health nurses, which helps give an overview of several different psychosocial interventions commonly used within clinical practice.
This is an excellent resource for pre-registration mental health nursing students, providing an explanation of some of the most influential therapeutic approaches currently in use. The omission of family interventions is an area of possible improvement.
An excellent textbook which I have already used to help develop learning materials for year 1 and year 2. A good introduction for mental health nurses
This gives students a great introduction to PSI that is easy to understand and they see how it can be applied in practice. This fits ideally in my module.
An excellent overview of a number of psychosocial interventions that can be employed by nurses. Relevant, applied exemplars are used throughout, encouraging the reader to undertake their own reflections and analysis. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book for pre and post registration mental health nurses.
The book is written clearly and easy to understand, this book would be beneficial to both pre and post registration nurses. Incorporating practical skills encourages the reader to reflect and further develop their skills. Case studies and examples of cognitive and behavioural interventions provides the reader with examples that can used in practice.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: An introduction to psychosocial interventions