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Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7092-5
216 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Nurse Prescribing in Mental health is a practical handbook for mental health nurses who are being training, have aspirations to train or who are trained in nurse prescribing. It introduces the reader to the different types of nurse prescribing and how they can be used in practice, now and in the future and reflects on the myriad of issues that are facing novice and experienced nurse prescribers. These include inter-professional relationships, team work, ethical and legal issues, governance and patient safety.

The text goes on to explore the different types of medicines commonly prescribed for major disease groups and will help nurse prescribers to understand the practical application of prescribing as seen in clinical practice.

Key features:

  • Outlines the principles of prescribing and pharmacology as applied to mental health nursing
  • Running through all of the chapters is a review of relevant nurse prescribing research and evidence that supports general prescribing practice with a direct application to clinical practice in mental health settings.
  • Evidenced based
  • Accessible, with case studies and scenarios in each chapter

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1. Mental health nursing: our journey and our future.

2. Mental health nurse prescribing: The UK and the world.

3. The evidence base for nurse prescribing.

4. How to get nurse prescribing to work safely.

5. History and assessment: the basis for effective nurse prescribing.

6. Coexisting mental conditions.

7. Nurse prescribing in the real world.

8. Promoting concordance and patient involvement in medication management.

9. Nurse prescribers working as part of a team.

10. Ethical and legal issues in mental health nurse prescribing.

11. Future challenges for nurse prescribers

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Dr Adrian Jones RN, PhD is Nurse Consultant at the North Wales NHS Trust. He has worked in mental health nursing for over 20 years in clinical, managerial and academic settings, and has published widely.
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  • Outlines the principles of prescribing and pharmacology as applied to mental health nursing
  • Running through all of the chapters is a review of relevant nurse prescribing research and evidence that supports general prescribing practice with a direct application to clinical practice in mental health settings.
  • Evidenced based
  • Accessible, with case studies and scenarios in each chapter
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“A really good addition to my book collection! Informative and very easy to follow. I have found this book invaluable to my studies so far and take it with me to both work and university. Its based on UK practise which I found helpful as I have bought books from Amazon before and realised too late that they were all based on American practice. A definite must have.” --N. Cambourne-Paynter (Student – Liverpool)
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