Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing
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Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing by Phil Woods
Book DescriptionRisk assessment and management is a core element of mental health practice, and all nurses need to be aware of the risks surrounding them and their patients in order to create a safe working environment. This timely and accessible text explores how nurses can enhance their skills, and improve their practice so that risk is assessed and managed safely and effectively. Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing explores issues including context and definitions of risk, risk assessment tools and techniques, strategies for preventing risk situations, suicide, self-harm, neglect, forensic aspects of risk, substance misuse, ethical considerations, , victimology, risk to others and risk to self. Special Features: Written in the context of latest policy developments such as the National Service Frameworks Discusses the role of the mental health nurse in the assessment and management of risk Explores an increasingly important and timely subject in mental health practice Practical focus, with case studies throughout Written by experts in the field
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405152860
(243mm x 172mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phil Woods
Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses, Paperback (October 2001)View all books by Phil Woods
This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role.
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Author Biography - Phil Woods
Dr Phil Woods is Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. He has an extensive personal portfolio of forensic and mental health related research. He is a well known author of mental health and forensic nursing articles and books. Dr Alyson M. Kettles is Research Officer (Mental Health) for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. She has published widely on forensic mental health nursing and has an extensive portfolio of mental health research.
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