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.
Author: Madeline O'Carroll
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2007
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book will help to identify the skills and resources that students already have and show how these can be developed into the essential skills needed for nursing in the mental health practice environment. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing but focusses on the practical aspects, providing an easily understandable guide to what to do and how to do it. It also provides a practical framework that can be applied in any setting. Examples are given to show how skills can be applied across the diversity of modern mental health nursing. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills is also designed to be taken into the practice environment so that it can easily be referred to it when learning a skill.
Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2010-02-01
This fully updated Fifth Edition explores the full psychiatric nursing curriculum, from theoretical foundations to application of interventions for commonly encountered disorders. The focus is on treatment modalities, nursing care, therapeutic communication, and self-awareness. The built-in study guide helps reinforce student learning and knowledge retention. Abundant features highlight the most pertinent learning concepts.
Author: Ruth Elder
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-06-02
The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.
Author: Karen Lee Fontaine
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2009
Written in a student-friendly style, this comprehensive text, and leading resource in the field of mental health nursing, emphasizes effective communication skills, details cultural considerations, and presents mental health disorders within a systematic organizational framework using the nursing process. It reflects the diversity of its student readers, and the belief that the practice of mental health nursing is in direct response to the social, cultural, environmental, and biological components of mental illness.
Author: Sudha C. Patel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.
Author: Karen Devereaux Melillo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2005
Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults who are experiencing common mental health and psychiatric problems of late life. The text covers assessment, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults, as well as incorporating social, cultural, and policy issues in mental health care, applyingtheory to practice, and utilization of research.
Author: Victoria Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009-02-05
This is a case-based, service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students to use throughout their pre-registration studies. The essential theory required for nursing care is explored alongside real service users' views and fictional cases providing excellent transferable skills for practice.
Author: Paul Bonham
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2004
Client-focused and skills-based, this unique new text provides the answers to what do I say when situations. This introductory text is based on current clinical practice and draws on the author's experience as a link tutor, making it ideal for Mental Health students and practitioners who need practical guidance in communication.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition Sheila L. Videbeck, PhD, RN A Practical Focus on the Skills and Concepts Essential to Your Success With an accessible, clear and student-friendly approach, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing clarifies challenging concepts and helps you build a foundation for working successfully with clients experiencing mental health challenges regardless of care setting. The text explores the full spectrum of psychiatric nursing, helping you master specific nursing interventions, hone your therapeutic communication skills and learn to apply content effectively within the framework of the nursing process. New! Unfolding Patient Stories written by the National League for Nursing put the nursing process in a realistic context to prepare you for successful client interactions and interventions. Clinical Vignettes familiarize you with the features of major disorders you are likely to encounter in practice. Therapeutic Dialogues help you perfect your communication skills with specific examples of nurse-client interactions. Best Practice boxes provide the latest evidence-based findings in psychiatric nursing. Self-Awareness features foster your personal and professional development through self-reflection. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify important concepts essential to your classroom and clinical success. Watch and Learn icons point you to corresponding true-to-life Lippincott® Theory to Practice Video Series videos for a richer understanding of important mental health disorders. Built-In Study Guide reinforces your understanding with multiple-choice questions, multiple-response questions and clinical examples at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans demonstrate effective approaches for addressing specific client disorders. Drug Alerts highlight essential concerns related to psychotropic drugs. Warning boxes alert you to FDA considerations for specific medications. Cultural Considerations help you ensure culturally sensitive care for a wide range of client populations. Elder Considerations sections prepare you to care for the growing population of older adults. Client/Family Education boxes boost your teaching capabilities. Nursing Interventions etail key treatment strategies for specific disorders. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria boxes summarize the medical diagnostic features of specific disorders.
Author: Jane Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes
Author: Lucy Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Nursing students require a unique guide to communication and interpersonal skills to help them succeed on both placement and in academic work. This text presents the theory and practice of communication for all care settings, and professional needs during the pre-registration course.
Author: Rebecca Neno
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Older People and Mental Health Nursing provides an evidence-based guide to caring for the growing number of older people with mental health issues. It focuses on the knowledge and key skills which practitioners require to work effectively with older people who have, or are at risk of developing, mental health needs. Divided into five sections, Older People and Mental Health Nursing first explores the background, historical perspectives and influences on mental health care in later life. It then looks at the ethical and legal issues involved, therapeutic relationships, and the values underpinning support and care. Part three focuses on aspects which have traditionally been neglected in mental health care, including culture, religion and sexuality. Part four details specific mental health issues for older people, including delirium, depression, and dementia. The final section explores future trends in older people’s mental health and offers ideas on how nursing is developing, and could develop, to address these. Offers a practical evidence-based guide to the care of older people with mental health conditions Includes thought provoking practice examples throughout Contains guidelines for nursing practice & therapeutic interventions Includes case studies and reflective scenarios Written by experts in the field