Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing : The craft of caring, Second Edition

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Supported by relevant theory, research, policy, and philosophy, this second edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing.

The concept of "the craft of caring" dictates that the basis of good nursing practice is a combination of both art and science, encouraging nurses to take a holistic approach to the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing.

Reflecting current developments in nursing practice and the understanding of mental health disorders, this edition includes twelve additional chapters, placing more emphasis on specific groups such as children and young people, women, older people, asylum seekers, and refugees.

Case studies include patients with anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder as well as victims of sexual abuse, those with an eating disorder, homeless patients, and those with dementia and autism.

The book also examines specialist services such as psychiatric liaison and spiritual care and includes discussion on psychiatric diagnosis and mental health legislation in relation to human rights.

This is an essential text for all psychiatric and mental health nurses at the diploma and degree level, as well as qualified mental health nurses seeking to update their knowledge. It will also be a useful reference for professionals in other disciplines such as social work, medicine, and psychology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 40.64mm | 2,313.31g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 20
  • 0340947632
  • 9780340947630
  • 76,619

Table of contents

The Need for Nursing
The nature of nursing
Getting personal: being human in mental health care
The care and confinement of the mentally ill
Evidence-based practice in mental health
The craft of psychiatric-mental health nursing practice
Leading developments in the craft of caring
Recovery: a personal perspective
Recovery and reclamation: a pilgrimage in understanding who and what we are
Assessment in Practice
Assessment: the foundation of practice
Assessment methods
The craft of interviewing
Developing collaborative assessment
The context of family assessment
The assessment of feelings, thoughts and beliefs
The Structure for Care
Psychiatric diagnosis
Psychiatric diagnosis: living the experience
Nursing diagnosis
Collaboration with patients and families
Specific Needs for Nursing
The person who experiences anxiety
The person who experiences depression
The person who is suicidal
The person who self-harms
The person who hears disturbing voices
The person who experiences disturbing beliefs
The person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia
The person who appears aggressive or violent
The person with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
The person with a diagnosis of personality disorder
The person who experiences mental health and substance use problems
The person who appears paranoid or suspicious
he person with experience of sexual abuse
The person with an eating disorder
The person who is homeless
The person with a dementia
The person with a diagnosis of autism
Some Models of Therapeutic Practice
Developing therapeutic one-to-one relationships
Developing empathy
Groupwork with children and adolescents
Psychodynamic approaches with individuals
Psychodynamic approaches to working in groups
Using counselling approaches
Bereavement and grief counselling
Cognitive-behavioural therapy
Using solution-focused approaches
Therapeutic communities
The Organization of Care
The acute care setting
The psychiatric intensive care unit: coercion, control or care
Mental health nursing in community care
Crisis assessment and resolution
Assertive outreach
Family support: growing the family support network
The liaison psychiatry service
Services for people requiring secure forms of care: a global problem
Services for children and young people
Services for older people with mental health conditions
Early interventions in psychosis
Services for women
Services for asylum seekers and refugees
Some Standardized Processes of Nursing Practice
Admission to psychiatric unit
Assessing risk of suicide and self-harm
Engagement and observation of people at risk
Discharge planning
The nurse's role in the administration of electroconvulsive therapy
Mental health promotion and prevention
Mental health nurse prescribing
Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues
Mental health, the law and human rights
Ethics and nursing
Sexuality and gender
Freedom and consent
Providing culturally safe care
Spirituality, nursing and mental health
The Development of Mental Health Nursing
Clinical supervision
The possibility of genuine mental health nursing
Building practice from research
Reclamation: beyond recovery
The Future of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing in Context
The United Kingdom context
The European context
The Japanese context
The United States context
The Canadian context
The Australian and New Zealand context
The politics of caring
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About Phil Barker

Phil Barker PhD RN FRCN, was the UK's first Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, at the University of Newcastle, UK. He is presently Honorary Professor, University of Dundee, Scotland and a psychotherapist in private practice.
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