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Mental Health Nursing at a Glance

Mental Health Nursing at a Glance

Grahame Smith

ISBN: 978-1-118-46528-8

Nov 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

112 pages

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Everything you need to know about Mental Health Nursing…at a Glance!

From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration mental health nursing students. This brand new nursing title is the perfect accompaniment for pre-registration nursing courses, and is the revision aid that you have been waiting for! Divided into three sections, this book first explores the essential clinical skills needed by nurses, using the NMC Essential Skills Clusters as an organising framework. The second section goes on to look at common disorders and approaches. The third section then discusses the leadership and organisational skills required by nurses, again derived from the NMC standards.

Key features:

  • Breaks down complex aspects of mental health care in an accessible and un-intimidating way
  • The perfect revision and consolidation textbook
  • Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework
  • Explores a broad range of mental health disorders, from care of children right up to care of older people
  • Looks at mental health nursing in all settings, including acute, forensic and community
  • Highly visual colour presentation
  • Includes boxes, summary boxes, reflective opportunities and case studies to improve the learning experience

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How to use your revision guide vii

About the companion website x

Introduction xii

Practice tree example xiv

Part 1 Essential skills 1

1 Care, compassion and communication 2

2 Building therapeutic relationships 4

3 Values-based practice 6

4 Managing clinical risk 8

5 Infection prevention and control 10

6 Nutrition and fluid management 12

7 Elimination 14

8 Clinical observations 16

9 Documentation 18

10 Medicines management 20

Part 2 Nursing individuals with mental health needs 23

11 Assessment 24

12 Risk 26

13 Classification 28

14 Psychological interventions 31

15 Schizophrenia 34

16 Depression 36

17 Bipolar affective disorder 38

18 Anxiety 40

19 Eating disorders 42

20 Personality disorders 44

21 Learning disabilities and mental health 46

22 Functional disorders in older adults 48

23 Dementia 50

24 Acute confusional states 52

25 Drug and alcohol misuse 54

26 Children and adolescent mental health 56

27 Recovery 58

28 Physical wellbeing 60

29 Mental health law 62

30 Medication and ECT 66

Part 3 Leadership skills 71

31 Organising care 72

32 Leadership 74

33 Managing people 76

34 Time management 78

35 Decision-making 80

36 Utilising research 82

37 Reflection 84

38 Lifelong learning 86

Appendix: Clinical procedures 88

References and bibliography 92

Glossary 93

Index 95

  • Builds on the strengths of existing at a Glance titles already published in the medical education programme
  • Far more accessible and less intimidating than other mental health nursing textbooks on the market
  • Pulls together all relevant content that a pre-registration nursing student will need, with no unnecessary extras
  • The at a Glance approach incorporates both images and text, appealing to both visual and non-visual learners
  • The perfect revision and consolidation book
  • Breaks down complex aspects of mental health care in an accessible and un-daunting way
  • Explores mental health in all settings, including acute, forensic and community
  • Covers a broad range of disorders, from children to care of older people
  • Uses the latest NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) guidance as the framework for the book, tying in exactly with curricula
  • Includes access to a companion website featuring web links, case studies, and multiple choice questions