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1st Edition

Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

ISBN 9781444121292
Published April 27, 2012 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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