Mental Health Nursing,
Edition 2 An Evidence Based Approach
Edited by Rob Newell, BSc, PhD, ENB650, RGN, RMN, RNT and Kevin Gournay, CBE, DSc(Hons), PhD, CPsychol, ENB650, RN, FRCPsych(Hon), FMedSci, FRCN, AFBPsS

Publication Date: 29 Oct 2008
This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice.

Key Features

  • Based on up-to-date, evidence-based information
  • Emphasises skills acquisition
  • Puts the nurse's role central to mental health care
  • Contributors and editors are national and international experts in their fields
  • Uses experiential exercises to reinforce learning and encourage connections from theory to practice
  • About the author
    Edited by Rob Newell, BSc, PhD, ENB650, RGN, RMN, RNT, Professor of Nursing Research, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK and Kevin Gournay, CBE, DSc(Hons), PhD, CPsychol, ENB650, RN, FRCPsych(Hon), FMedSci, FRCN, AFBPsS, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK
    Table of Contents
    Introduction. Section 1: Orienting material: the background to care. The mental health service user. History of mental health nursing and psychiatry. Race, culture and ethnicity in mental health care. Section 2. Mental healthcare: approaches to client problems. Schizophrenia; nature, treatment and care. Mood disorders: depression and mania. Psychosocial interventions. Medication management. 'Dual diagnosis': an integrated approach to care for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. Inpatient nursing. Panic, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. Eating disorders. Post-traumatic disorders. Assessment and management of risk: violence, suicide and self-harm. Mental health in primary care. Child and adolescent difficulties. Mental health and older people. Physical health and severe mental illness. Computerised self-help and information technology. Alternatives to traditional mental health treatments. Forensic nursing.
    Book Reviews

    "Experienced nurses will gain from the work because it sifts through the evidence and produces readable chapters that explore, but to not diminish, the complexity of practice. Less experienced nurses will find an accessible overview of contemporary mental health practice."
    Nursing Standard. May 13 2009

    "The chapters range in their consideration from the context of care (history, policy, the individual in their context) to specific 'client problems'. The clinical chapters are written in an accessible style, with key points, a wealth of information and references to research for further reading."
    Mental Health Practice, March 2010, Vol. 13, No. 6

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443074516
    Page Count: 432
    Retail Price : £26.99
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