Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in the UK is an adaptation of Australia and New Zealand’s foremost mental health nursing text and is an essential resource for both mental health nursing students and qualified nurses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and the UK guidelines as well as the changing attitudes about mental health, mental health services and mental health nursing in UK.
Set within a recovery and patient framework, this text provides vital information for approaching the most familiar disorders mental health nurses and students will see in clinical practice, along with helpful suggestions about what the mental health nurse can say and do to interact effectively with patients and their families.
- Gives readers a thorough grounding in the theory of mental health nursing.
- Case studies throughout the text allow readers to understand the application of theory in every day practice.
- Includes critical thinking challenges and ethical dilemmas to encourage the reader to think about and explore complex issues.
- Exercises for class engagement complement learning and development in the classroom environment.
Preparing for psychiatric and mental health nursing
The effective nurse
Recovery as the context for practice
Professional, legal and ethical issues
Settings for mental health
Influences on mental health
Mental health theory and influence across the lifespan
Trauma, crisis, loss and grief
The people with whom mental health nurses work
Mental health and wellness
Working with families in mental health
Disorders of childhood and adolescence
Mental disorders of older age
Forensic mental health nursing
Mental disorders that people experience
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Anxiety, trauma and stress-related disorders
Substance use and comorbid mental health disorders
What mental health nurses can do to help
Mental health promotion, prevention and primary healthcare
Assessment in mental health nursing
Challenging behaviour, risk and responses