Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing : The Craft of Caring

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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
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 20
  • 0340947632
  • 9780340947630
  • 70,241

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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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 Mindfulness 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 Record-keeping 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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