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Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying Mental Health Skills in the General Hospital

Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying Mental Health Skills in the General Hospital

Anthony Harrison (Editor), Chris Hart (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17279-0

Feb 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

248 pages

$61.99

Description

Mental health is a significant factor in providing effective nursing care for patients in hospital and residential settings. Non-mental health nursing staff often lack the confidence, knowledge and skills to effectively meet the mental health needs of patients who are experiencing psychiatric problems and psychological distress. Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital provides a step-by-step guide which will help nurses identify these needs and address them in practice.

The first part of Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital explores the context of mental health care in hospital and residential settings and provides a practical framework for assessment, planning and delivery of mental health care. The second part explores specific topics such as self-harm and suicide prevention, caring for the patient displaying challenging behaviour, maternal and perinatal mental health problems, mental health problems associated with old age, mood disorders, and illicit drug and alcohol dependence.

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Introduction.

Part 1. The Principles of Mental Health Care in the General Hospital.

Chapter 1. The Provision of Holistic Care.

Chapter 2. Psychological Response to Illness and Injury.

Chapter 3. The Legal and Ethical Context of Mental Health Care in the General Hospital.

Chapter 4. Caring for the Person Displaying Challenging Behaviour.

Chapter 5. Breaking Bad News.

Chapter 6. The Role of the Mental Health Liaison Team.

Part 2: Mental Health Care in the General Hospital.

Chapter 7. Depression and Anxiety.

Chapter 8. Self-harm and Suicide Prevention.

Chapter 9. Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health.

Chapter 10. Caring for the Person with a Serious Mental Illness.

Chapter 11. Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use.

Chapter 12. Caring for the Older Person with Mental Health Problems.

Chapter 13. Challenges to the Delivery of Holistic Care

"This basic book provides general information about mental health for nurses in general hospitals. It highlights how to work in partnership with specialist community mental health teams and raises awareness about the links between hospital patients' physical and mental needs...As someone with a non-clinical background, this was a good book." (Nursing Standard)
* Aimed at the non-mental health practitioner
* Enables nursing staff to understand patients’ psychological and mental health needs
* Provides a practical framework for assessment, planning and delivery of mental health care
* Includes key principles for safe and effective psychological care in the hospital setting
* Promotes a positive response to individuals experiencing mental health problems