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3rd Edition

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
The craft of caring

Edited By

Mary Chambers

ISBN 9781482221954
Published March 20, 2017 by Routledge
864 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition of a bestselling, evidence-based textbook provides a comprehensive overview of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Keeping service users and their recovery at the centre of care, the holistic approach will help nurses to gain the tools and understanding required to work in this complex area.

Extensively updated for this new edition, the text looks at:

  • Aspects of mental health nursing: covering topics such as ethics, developing therapeutic relationships and supervision.
  • The foundations of mental health nursing: discussing diagnosis, assessment and risk.
  • Caring for those experiencing mental health distress: looking at wide range of troubles including anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and issues around sexuality and gender.
  • Care planning and approaches to therapeutic practice: exploring ideas, pathways and treatments such as recovery, CBT, psychodynamic therapies and psychopharmacology.
  • Services and support for those with mental health distress: covering topics such as collaborative work, involvement of service users and their families and carers, and a range of different mental healthcare settings.
  • Mental health nursing in the twenty-first century: highlighting emerging and future trends including the political landscape, physical health and health promotion, and technological advances.

This accessible and comprehensive textbook integrates service user perspectives throughout and includes student-friendly features such as learning outcomes, key points summaries, reflection points and further reading sections. It is an essential resource for all mental health nursing students, as well as an invaluable reference for practising nurses.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Aspects of mental health nursing

1 The nature of mental health nursing Ben Thomas

2 Ethics and mental health nursing Vince Mitchell

3 Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships Rosie Stenhouse and Chrys Muirhead

4 The politics, care and confinement of the mentally ill Liam Clarke

5 Generating nursing knowledge Tim Thornton, David Crepaz-Keay, Sebastian Birch and Jan Verhaegh

6 Evidence-based practice in mental health care Hugh McKenna

7 Building practice from research Joanne McDonnell and Philip Cooper

8 Nursing classification and care planning Kay Jansen, Amy Coenen and Nicholas R. Hardiker

9 Spirituality, nursing and mental health Sarah Gibson and John Swinton

10 Clinical supervision John R. Cutcliffe

11 Critical reflection Jan Fook, Jane Royes and Anthony White

Section 2: The foundations of mental health nursing

12 Classification of mental illness David Kingdon and Shanaya Rathod

13 Assessment: the key to effective practice Tony Warne, Sue McAndrew and Fiona Jones

14 The nature and types of assessment Paul Fallon and G~

15 Conducting a family assessment Catherine Gamble, Christine Lewis, John Baker and Ruth Allan

16 Assessing risk of suicide and self-harm Keith Waters and Alys Cole-King

17 Engagement and observation of people at risk Fiona Nolan, Caren Watson and Mary Ellen Khoo

18 Freedom and consent Helen Leigh-Phippard and Alec Grant

19 What does it mean to have a diagnosis of mental illness? Kati Turner

Section 3: Caring for those experiencing mental health distress

20 The person who experiences anxiety Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Deb O’Kane and Kylie Harrison

21 The person who experiences depression Ian Beech

22 The person who self-harms Jane Bunclark and Louise Stone

23 The person who is suicidal Vanessa Gordon, Karen James, Marion Janner, Kirsten Windfuhr and Isabelle M. Hunt

24 The person experiencing schizophrenia Janet Wood, Niall McLaughlin and Warwick Owen

25 The person who is extremely distressed and disturbed Joy Duxbury and Fiona Jones

26 The person experiencing bipolar disorder Sally Hardy with Anonymous

27 The person with a personality disorder Christopher Alec Gordon

28 The person experiencing disturbing voices, ideas and beliefs Cheryl Forchuk, Elsabeth Jensen and Natalie Farquhar

29 The person with experience of sexual abuse Roxane Agnew-Davies and Phoebe

30 The person with an eating disorder Gillian Todd and Rosemary Marston

31 The person experiencing mental health and substance misuse problems Philip A. Cooper and Graham Naughton

32 Sexuality and gender Agnes Higgins and L. Brosnan

33 The person with dementia Julia Wood

Section 4: Care planning and approaches to therapeutic practice

34 Admission of a person in acute distress Angus Forsyth and Marion Janner

35 What does the recovery approach really mean? Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins

36 The recovery approach and risk management Jessica Holley and Dean Pearsey

37 Using the Care Programme Approach Martin Ward

38 Providing culturally safe care Anthony O’Brien, Ruth De Souza and Maria Baker

39 Motivational interviewing Elizabeth Hughes

40 Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) Lina Gega

41 Using solution-focused approaches Simon Proudlock and Sonia Sanghvi

42 Psychodynamic approaches with individuals Angela Cotton and Dina Poursanidou

43 Psychodynamic approaches to working in groups Antony Froggett

44 Mindfulness Mary E. Campbell and Laura Burke

45 Early intervention in psychosis Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas

46 Crisis assessment and resolution Julie Taylor, Mrs M, Mr M and Miss M

47 Psychopharmacology and mental health Carl Holvey and Nikola Nikolić

48 Psychopharmacology in clinical practice Steve Hemmingway and Rebecca Burgess-Dawson

Section 5: Services and support for those with mental health distress

49 What does it mean to be a carer for someone with a mental health problem? Georgina Wakefield and Gary Hickey

50 Collaborative care planning with service users and carers Douglas Hamandishe and Daniel Barrett

51 Family involvement and support networks Martin Atchison, Jeanette Partridge and Jo Twiss

52 The liaison psychiatric service Katherine Chartres, Sarah Eales and Albert Rikke

53 The acute care setting Angela Simpson, Rob Allison and Ruth Lambley

54 The psychiatric intensive care unit Christopher Dzikiti and Rebecca Lingard

55 Mental health nursing in community care Denis Ryan and Jane Alexander

56 Assertive outreach Paul Veitch, Lisa Strong and Nicola Armstrong

57 Therapeutic communities Simon Clarke, Gary Winship, Jenelle Clarke and Nick Manning

58 Services for children and young people Steven Pryjmachuk with Hannah Welsby

59 Group treatments with adolescents Gemma Trainor

60 Services for individuals with both a learning disability and a mental health disorder Chris Knifton, Richard Postance and Dorothy Hemel

61 Bereavement and grief counselling Hugh Palmer

62 The nurse’s role in the administration of ECT Joy Bray and Jeannette Harding

63 Services for people requiring secure forms of care Michael McKeown, Ian Callaghan and Fiona Edgar

64 Services for older people with mental health problems Helen Pusey and John Keady

65 Services for women Ann Jackson and Jessica Worner-Rodger

66 Services for refugees and asylum seekers Nicholas Procter, Monika Ferguson, Amy Baker and Asma Babakarkhil

Section 6: Mental health nursing in the twenty-first century

67 Mental health, the law and human rights Michael Hazelton and Peter Morrall

68 The political landscape of mental health care Dawn Freshwater

69 Physical health care Louise Howard

70 Mental health promotion Thomas Currid and Carl Chandra

71 Nursing metrics and mental health nursing Mary Chambers and Sarah Markham

72 Health care technology and mental health nursing Maritta Välimäki

73 Mental health nursing in the twenty-first century Patrick Callaghan and Debbie Butler

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Mary Chambers, Kingston University and St.George's University of London Joint Faculty, UK


"This book is a fine description of the many issues which relate to the understanding and practice of nursing people who have mental health problems. Such problems distress a major proportion of the general population at some point in the course of their lives. Mental health difficulties also often impact on sufferers' families and their communities. Those difficulties are thus a substantial aspect of health care matters as a whole. The volume by Chambers is written in easy-to-grasp language. It has 73 chapters. Each chapter starts with a short summary of the main points it contains. The book is a valuable introduction to the area." – Isaac Marks, Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychopathology, King's College London, UK

"This book provides a rich evocation of the best of psychiatric and mental health nursing with the centrality of the therapeutic relationship and collaboration threaded throughout the many illuminating chapters. The voice and experience of the service user and recognition of the need for skilled partnership working with service users, families, carers and colleagues is central. Many of the tensions and challenges are also explored. I dipped into various chapters and found I just wanted to keep reading. Lots here to get you thinking and striving." – Alan Simpson, Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing, City, University of London, UK