Mental Health Law in Nursing

Author: Richard Murphy
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857257635
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Medical

Mental health nursing students need to understand their legal duties towards all clients, including specific laws for care of detained patients. Yet these laws can be comples, confusing, and difficult to relate to the reality of nursing care. This book is a clear guide to the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice which explains the specific duties, responsibilities and powers of mental health nurses and the care of detained patients in particular. It explains the most frequently encountered parts of the Act and Code and clarifies common misunderstandings. It outlines dilemmas faced by nurses which may arise from possible conflicting responsibilities. It also gives an introduction to other major legal considerations that mental health nursing students need. Key features: Specific guide to the law for mental health nursing students, written by experienced practitioners involved in MHA regulation in England Case studies and examples help the reader relate the law to their clinical practice Multiple choice questions and acticvities help students to develop confidence and become critical and independent learners Linked to relevant NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446294192
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Medical

Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446297834
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Medical

In order to give high quality care it is essential that mental health nurses have a solid grasp of the most common therapies and interventions used in mental healthcare. If nurses understand what the various interventions involve then they will be much better equipped to support patients through their recovery. This is a practical, engaging introduction to the major psychosocial interventions that demonstrates to students what the interventions are, why they are important and how they can be used. Key features - Interactive approach through realistic case studies that show how interventions can work to promote recovery - A patient centred approach considers the social as well as psychological aspects of mental healthcare - Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that readers can see how they are meeting their professional requirements - Activities throughout challenge the reader to think critically and develop graduate skills

Engagement and Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473905269
Release Date: 2014-05-16
Genre: Medical

Being able to engage with service users and communicate effectively is a fundamental skill identified by the NMC and required of all mental health nurses. The reality is that building rapport and developing therapeutic relationships does not come instinctively for everyone. The authors have responded to this with a book that explains the different communication theories and models and goes on to show students how they work in the real world. Innovative exercises encourage reflection and enable students to practice their developing communication skills as they progress. Throughout the book the authors are focussed on promoting recovery and have put the service user at the centre of the discussion, ensuring that their voice is heard. Key features: - Covers the communication content of the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration degree-level nursing education - Focussed on promoting recovery and adopts a person-centred approach - Interactive style using realistic scenarios and case studies making theory easy to apply to practice - Includes a chapter co-authored by a service user offering a unique insight.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281314
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Medical

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446296295
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Medical

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.

Nursing and Mental Health Care

Author: Steve Trenoweth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457854
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Medical

Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Author: Marc Roberts
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473954953
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre: Medical

The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up. Key features: · Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection · Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse · Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857258014
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Medical

Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

Becoming a Registered Nurse

Author: Jenny Temple
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857259325
Release Date: 2012-07-18
Genre: Medical

Final-year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition to being a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses 'real life' scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress; applying for jobs; what to expect from your first role; dealing with change; delegating and managing junior staff; handling risky situations; managing priorities and developing your career.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473984981
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Genre: Law

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital they have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas they will face in the course of their professional career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps students to understand how they apply to nursing practice. New to this edition · Fully updated in light of the revised Code (2015) · Full consideration of the new revalidation process · Greater discussion of the law relating to end of life care

Succeeding in Essays Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857250711
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Medical

The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Stan Mutsatsa
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473965843
Release Date: 2016-12-07
Genre: Medical

Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice. Key features · Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines · Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments · Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters · Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users

What is Nursing Exploring Theory and Practice

Author: Dawn Ritchie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254467
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Medical

This book helps new nursing students, and those thinking of entering the profession, understand what it is to be a nurse in today's rapidly changing healthcare environments. The new edition includes a new first chapter on becoming a nursing student, with insights from students themselves. The book also explains the process of nursing and systems of care delivery which underpin actual practice. A chapter on international working is included for those working or studying abroad. Finally, it explores what nursing is really like when you qualify through interviews with registered nurses in each of the main nursing fields of practice.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254511
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Genre: Medical

The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.