Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.
PART I PUTTING VALUES INTO PRACTICE; 1. Introduction to Mental Health Nursing: Past, Present and Future; 2. Service Users expectations and views of Mental Health Nurses; 3. Values Based Mental Health Nursing Practice; 4. Evidence-Based Mental Health Nursing Practice; 5. Caring: The Essence of Mental Health Nursing; PART II IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR SERVICE USERS; 6. Interpersonal Communication - Heron's Six Category Intervention Analysis; 7. Forming, Sustaining and Ending Therapeutic Interactions; 8. Working in Partnership; 9. Recovery and Social Inclusion; 10. The essence of Physical Health Care; 11. Fostering Guided Self Help; 12. Behavioural Activation; 13. Medication Management; 14. Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues; 15. Risk Assessment and Management; 16. Practising Safe and Effective Observation; 17. The Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour; 18. The Prevention, Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Violence; 19. Working with people with Substance Misuse Problems; PART III A POSITIVE, MODERN PROFESSION; 20. Interagency and Interprofessional working; 21. Personal and Professional Development; 22. Leadership and Management