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Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Tee, Joanne Brown, Diane Carpenter


288 pages

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pub: 2012-04-27
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A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing students learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties.


    • Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make educated decisions in partnership with service users
    • Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care
    • Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions
    • Presents case studies and participant narratives throughout
    • Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care

This book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.

Table of Contents

The Philosophy and Practice of Mental Health Care


Stephen Tee, Joanne Brown, Diane Carpenter, Tina Coldham, Lucy Davies and Alison Faulkner

The therapeutic use of self

Joanne Brown

Values-based practice

Chris McLean, Bill Fulford and Diane Carpenter

Working in groups

Karen Ainsbury

Recovery: a journey of discovery

Julie Repper

The Policy and Organizational Context of Mental Health Care

Appraising and using evidence in mental health practice

Stephen Tee and Judith A Lathlean

Developing nursing decision-making skills

Helen Eunson, Gwyn Grout, Jane Pritchard and John Carthy

Leading and managing mental health care

Wendy Turton

Promoting health and social inclusion

Marion Aslan and Mike Smith

The what then, what now and what next of mental health nursing

Diane Carpenter

About the Editors

Dr Stephen Tee, Head of Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Joanne Brown, MSc Mental Health Studies Award Leader and MSc Nursing Studies Award Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Diane Carpenter, Academic Group Lead (Mental Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General