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Description - Mental Health Nursing Skills by Patrick Callaghan

Mental Health Nurses require a diverse skills base to aid service users and their carers on their journey to recovery. During their training, students need to acquire and demonstrate skills to show that the care they provide is evidence-based and effective. Skills as diverse as assessment, forming therapeutic interactions, caring for physical and mental health needs as well as leadership and management, can be difficult to learn and master - until now! Mental Health Nursing Skills provides students with a highly evidence-based and practical account of the skills required for nursing practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of Mental Health Nursing in England and that of the Scottish Executive, the authors translate theory into clearly applied skills supported by practice examples, tips and online activities. By inviting contributions from nursing academics, researchers and practitioners this text reflects the best of theory and practice. Each chapter discusses the policy and evidence base for each skill, so students know their practice is rigorous, before outlining a step-by-step description of that skill. 'Practice Example and Tips' boxes demonstrate how the skill can be used on placements. Students can develop their skills through online quizzes, scenarios and activities on a free dedicated Online Resource Centre, which also provides updates on evidence, clinical guidelines and protocols every six months. Clearly mapped against all the benchmarks expected by professional nursing bodies and suitable for all settings, Mental Health Nursing Skills provides a high quality and student friendly account of the skills that are required for nursing practice. Readership : Students undertaking their studies in mental health nursing and mental health care at an undergraduate level, and/or at a post graduate level where an evidence-based practical text is required.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199534449
ISBN-10: 0199534446
Format: Paperback / softback
(265mm x 196mm x 11mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Callaghan

Patrick Callaghan is a Mental Health Nurse and Chartered Health Psychologist. He is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust. Here he heads a research programme designed to enable people to recover from mental distress, leading on service evaluation, testing the effect of psychosocial interventions on health and wellbeing and investigating links between mental health nursing and service user outcomes. John Playle is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Manchester. He has published and presented on various aspects of mental health nursing and mental health workforce issues arguing strongly for a greater voice for service users in the design and delivery of mental health services and care. He is Chair of the national group: Mental Health Nurse Academics (UK). Linda Cooper is the Professional Head of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Care, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK. She is a strong advocate for the development of psychological mental health nursing skills and is published in the area of clinical supervision research. She is a member of the All Wales Senior Nurse Advisory Group for Mental Health and is the Vice Chair of the national group: Mental Health Nurse Academics (UK).

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