Mental Health A Pocket Guide,
Edition 4
By Debra O’Kane, RMN, ENB603, Grad Dip CN, MN, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed)

Publication Date: 19 Oct 2021

This highly valued quick reference guide returns in its fourth edition to provide practical and helpful strategies for responding effectively to those in crisis.

Mental Health: A pocket guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the relevant concepts vital to contemporary mental health care. With a clear focus on the consumer, it covers the issues faced by people living with mental illness, as well as best practice approaches for primary health, first responders and multidisciplinary health care professionals.

Key Features

  • Practical strategies for commonly encountered situations
  • Easy to access information presented in bullet point and table format
  • A recovery and person-centred care approach throughout
  • Case studies
  • Guidance on medications, assessment tools and terminology
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

New Features

  • Increased consumer focus
  • New chapter on trauma-informed practice and care
  • New focus on loss and grief (including loss of employment, relationships, COVID and climate-related events)
  • Increased focus on self-care, self-awareness and support strategies
  • Greater emphasis on cultural awareness and working across the lifespan
About the author
By Debra O’Kane, RMN, ENB603, Grad Dip CN, MN, Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed), Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator Bachelor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
Table of Contents
1. Mental Health: Every Health Professional’s Business  
2. Working in a Recovery Framework  
3. Essentials for Mental Health Practice  
4. An Overview of Mental Health Problems  
5. Mental Health Assessment  
6. Assessing Risk  
7. Behaviours of Concern  
8. Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies  
9. Managing Medications  
10. Culture and Mental Health  
11. Co-occurring Medical Problems  
12. Loss and Grief  
13. Law and Ethics  
14. Settings for Mental Health Care  
Appendix 1 Surviving Clinical Placement  
Appendix 2 Who Does What in Mental Health?  
Appendix 3 Abbreviations in Medication Administration  
Appendix 4 Supporting People with Mental Illness taking Medication  
Further Reading and Resources  
Book details
ISBN: 9780729544030
Page Count: 212
Retail Price : £38.99