Theories for Mental Health Nursing
A Guide for Practice
- Theo Stickley - University of Nottingham, UK
- Nicola Wright - Nottingham University, UK
An understanding of the theories that shape and define mental health policy and practice is essential for every mental health nurse. This book gives you the knowledge you need to understand those complex and varying theories, concepts and approaches. It helps you to deconstruct mental health and become a critical practitioner by drawing on a wealth of literature and research. Topics covered include cognitive behavioural therapy, recovery, risk and critical theories.
Every Chapter includes:
- Learning objectives and chapter summaries which highlight the key points.
- A detailed case study which challenges you to relate theory to practice.
- An explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
It will be essential reading for all students of mental health nursing at pre-registration and practitioner level. It will also be valuable reading for those taking broader courses in mental health.
Theo Stickley is Associate Professor of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
Nicola Wright is Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
'A very useful book covering a comprehensive array of theories.'
‘It is important for mental health nurses to be able to consider the various forces and dynamics that might be in play when working with service users and colleagues. This book provides a very useful summary of a range of theories that help do just that and will be of great use and interest to mental health nursing students and many qualified nurses alike.’
Introduces our healthcare practice students to new and relevant theory which may facilitate them with their journey into nursing.
Learners on the access course found this a very useful book. It enabled them to link theory to practice, was written in a style that suited learners at level 3. Many continued to use it when they progressed onto their first year of their mental health nursing degree.
In a world where conceptual clarity for Mental Health Nursing remains elusive, it is refreshing to come across a text that presents a range of conceptual options that are available to Students and Registered Practitioners alike. Backed up with plenty of references for follow-up this book provides an invaluable resource for those wanting to enquire more deeply into the thinking behind our Practice.
A very user friendly book packed with a wide range of sections useful for pre reg mental health nursing students
This is a very accessible text which gives a good overview of various theories in mental health practice. Depth of the discussions make this a book which strikes a good balance
This is a highly readable text that brings both theory and policy to life. Students are guided through complex theories and approaches and provided with access to a further sources of information to support their study. I will be recommending this text.
This text breaks presents theories in a concise way with useful case examples and a short chapter summary which makes this a very accessible book.
A useful resource for student mental health nurses
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Philosophy of Mental Health