Mental Health Nursing

Competencies for Practice
Author: Stephan Kirby,Denis Hart,Dennis Cross,Gordon Mitchell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137207949
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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Pre-registration nurse training across the UK is now competency based and this is the first mental health nursing text devoted to this approach. It explores the practical application of a competency based Exit Profile for mental health nursing students, which ensures that there is consistency in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that mental health nursing students will acquire by the end of their training programmes. This timely and contemporary text will be an essential resource for all Mental Health Branch nursing students.

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills


Author: Sudha C. Patel,Kim A. Jakopac
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 144961356X
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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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.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book


Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578771
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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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.

Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice
Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn
ISBN: 9781558102507
Category: Medical
Page: 151
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Psychiatric-mental health nursing promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. A core mental health profession, it is a specialty that employs a purposeful use of self as its art along with a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological theories and research evidence as its science. Its areas of focus emerge based on current and anticipated societal needs, including disparities in mental health and its care and treatment among the diverse populations.

Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice

Cases and Practical Applications
Author: Susan W. Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118044223
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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"Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice should be required reading for all clinical practitioners and students. Author Susan W. Gray provides a competency-based assessment model that moves away from looking at mental illness as a 'disease' to capturing people's strengths and the uniqueness of their experience with mental illness." —Alex Gitterma Zachs Professor and Director of PhD Program "Competency-Based Assessment in Mental Health Practice not only describes the rather cumbersome DSM-IV-TR® in a manner that graduate students and clinicians can easily understand and apply, but it also presents a competency-based type of clinical assessment that most effectively integrates the social work practice orientation that acknowledges, appreciates, and nurtures client strengths, resilience, and client ability for empowerment." —Agathi Glezakos, PhD, LCSW School of Social Work California State University, Long Beach A competency-based assessment model integrating DSM classifications for a complete, strengths-based diagnosis Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice introduces a unique, competency-based assessment that presents a brief overview of the major mental disorders that practitioners will likely encounter in their work with clients, followed by a series of case studies and practical applications. This book provides valuable guidance for clinicians to make assessments grounded in client strengths and possibilities for a more therapeutically complete picture of every client's "story." Organized around selected diagnostic categories from the DSM-IV-TR, this hands-on guide offers a multidimensional look at the many factors that play a role in a client's life. Its holistic approach to the assessment process considers each client's unique experience with mental illness, through a concurrent evaluation of strengths and pathology, in order to set the stage for realistic optimism about the potential for change.

The Role of the Mental Health Nurse


Author: Sheila Forster
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748738939
Category: Medical
Page: 214
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Nine contributions from academics and clinicians examine the various roles of the mental health nurse in relation to clients and colleagues and within the context of the health care organization. Following an historical overview of mental health nursing, individual chapters discuss the skills nurses need to fulfill their roles as assessors, educators, therapists, reflectors, managers, supervisors, researchers, and clinicians. Distributed in the US by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.

Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice
Author: American Psychiatric Nurses Association,Ana
Publisher: American Nurses Association
ISBN: 9781558105553
Category: Medical
Page: 194
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This newly published second edition is the definitive book covering the essentials of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing applicable at all practice levels and settings. It articulates what is expected of all psychiatric-mental health nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why and how of their practice. It presents the underlying assumptions and characteristics, addresses matters of environments and settings as well as education and training requirements, and covers key issues and trends and the ethical and conceptual bases of the specialty. Moreover, it specifies the competencies for nursing practice and professional performance of all PMH registered nurses. While this foundational volume is primarily for those directly involved with psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education and research, other nursing and allied health care providers, researchers and scholars will find value in this content.

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing


Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329412X
Category: Medical
Page: 832
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Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics. A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components. An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback. Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care. A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing. A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process. Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses. Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Nursing Treatment Plan Summary tables present care plans including patient goals with nursing interventions and rationales. Patient Education Plan and Family Education Plan tables include key information that you need to share with the patient and his or her family to facilitate shorter hospital stays and more outpatient care. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes offer examples of nurse-patient interactions. Clinical examples include selected nursing diagnoses. Focus Points provide a comprehensive, point-by-point review of the important information in each chapter.

Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care


Author: John Keady,Charlotte Laura Clarke
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226019
Category: Medical
Page: 270
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"it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia "I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families. This book: Explores the complexity and diversity of Community Mental Health Nurse work Captures perspectives from along the trajectory of dementia Identifies assessment and intervention approaches Discusses an emerging evidence base for implications in practice Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from Community Mental Health Nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice

A Handbook for Student Nurses
Author: Reading Sheila Webster Brian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246753
Category: Medical
Page: 290
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This book will offer examples to nursing students to enable a creative and innovative understanding of how the competencies may be demonstrated in the many contexts where practice occurs with individuals, groups or possibly communities.

European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century

A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach
Author: José Carlos Santos,John R. Cutcliffe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319317725
Category: Medical
Page: 585
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This groundbreaking first volume of the Series has a number of features that set it apart from other books on this subject: Firstly, it focuses on interpersonal, humanistic and ecological views and approaches to P/MH nursing. Secondly, it highlights patient/client-centered approaches and mental-health-service user involvement. Lastly, it is a genuinely European P/MH nursing textbook – the first of its kind – largely written by mental health scholars from Europe, although it also includes contributions from North America and Australia/New Zealand. Focusing on clinical/practical issues, theory and empirical findings, it adopts an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. Each contribution presents the state-of-the-art of P/MH nursing in Europe so that it can be transferred to and implemented by P/MH nurses and the broader mental health care community around the globe. As such, it will be the first genuinely 21st century European Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing book.

Mental Health Liaison

A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals
Author: Stephen Regel,Dave Roberts
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
ISBN: 9780702025259
Category: Medical
Page: 340
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Liaison mental health nursing is emerging as a significant role encompassing core skills which can be developed within a range of different settings with different client groups. This is the first book which attempts to clarify the role itself and the core skills which it requires, as well as exploring how it has developed within different acute and general settings.

Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice

Guidelines for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals
Author: Cassandra Vieten,Shelley Scammell
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 162625107X
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Religion lies at the heart of many clients' core values, and helps shape their perception of themselves and the world around them. In this book, two clinical psychologists provide a much-needed, research-based road map to help professionals appropriately address their clients’ spiritual or religious beliefs in treatment sessions. More and more, it has become essential for mental health professionals to understand and competently navigate clients' religious and spiritual beliefs in treatment. In Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice, you’ll find sixteen research-based guidelines and best practices to help you provide effective therapy while being conscious of your clients' unique spiritual or cultural background. With this professional resource as your guide, you will be prepared to: Take a spiritual and religious history when treating a client Attend to spiritual or religious topics in a clinical setting Hold clear ethical boundaries regarding your own religious or spiritual beliefs Know when and how to make referrals if topics emerge which are beyond the scope of your competence This book is a must-read for any mental health professional looking to develop spiritual, religious, and cultural competencies.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

An Interpersonal Approach
Author: Jeffrey S Jones, DNP, PMHCNS, BC, LNC,Vickie L. Rogers, DNP, RN,Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105645
Category: Medical
Page: 696
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This psychiatric-mental health undergraduate textbook, based on the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Joyce Travelbee, is the first recent book devoted to interpersonal relations as the foundation for therapeutic practice in psychiatric nursing. It guides the student through the essential phases of self-discovery necessary to integrate interpersonal nursing theory into practice, and provides a historical overview of the profession. The book addresses the most current ISPN and APNA competencies and presents content designed to foster self-growth, and critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as to implement therapeutic interventions. It offers an overview of theories of mental illness and a detailed discussion of commonly seen psychiatric disorders, and addresses mental health care settings across the lifespan and different populations. Clinical case studies and first-hand accounts vividly describe the realities of living with specific mental illnesses, "What would you do?" questions stimulate discussions, and sample and practice care plans for chronic mental illness facilitate integration of concepts into practice. Evidence-based practice summaries from psychiatric nursing and related research literature are included, and NANDA guidelines are integrated throughout. A new chapter with DSM-V updates is also available. This affordably priced text additionally comes with supplementary materials for both teachers and students, including handy review guides, summaries, drug monographs, and hyperlinks to films and video illustrating content. A test bank and PowerPoint slides are also available for instructors. Key Features: Integrates and applies the Peplau/Travelbee interpersonal relations theories to the four-step Assessment, Planning/Diagnosing, Implementation, and Evaluation (APIE) nursing process Addresses critical thinking, clinical decision making, therapeutic interventions, case management roles, and mental health care settings across the lifespan Features NCLEX preparation questions, vivid clinical scenarios, and evidence-based practice summaries Addresses the most current ISPN and APNA competencies A new chapter with DSM-V updates is available Both student and teacher digital aids, including review guides, summaries, hyperlinks to films and video, and drug monographs are available A test bank and PowerPoint slides are also available for instructors eBook Features (available in all eBook formats): Bidirectional link between Key Terms and their glossary definitions Learning Outcomes at start of chapters link to respective sections in book Hyperlinks to supplementary films and videos Care plans DSM-V update This book is also available as part of a discounted set. To view the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Special A Student Pack, click the link above.

Critical Issues in Mental Health


Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137181354
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This thought provoking text explores some of the most contentious issues in mental health today. Written by top authors in the field, each chapter explores a key subject area which is often ignored or avoided in mental health. Stimulating and lively in style, it is essential reading for all mental health students and practitioners.

Partnerships In Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives


Author: Keady, John,Clarke, Charlotte,Page, Sean
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335215815
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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A companion volume to 'Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care'. Taken together the two volumes provide a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in this specialist field of care delivery.

Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care

Practice Perspectives
Author: Sean Page
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229913
Category: Medical
Page: 369
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"How useful is this book? I have referred to it often, and found myself quoting information and models of care from it. I lent it to a colleague to prepare a presentation on 'challenging behaviour' to our local carers' group and he thought it was an excellent resource. It is key reading for any mental health professional with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with dementia. I would recommend that all community teams have a copy." Dementia "Overall, this book is useful. It is well-indexed and has helpful summaries and sections on lessons for practice. It is to be hoped that the title will not deter clinicians other than nurses from reading it, as it will be of interest and of use to them too." mentalhealth today "This is an excellent reader aimed at a wide readership. I believe it is particularly appropriate for qualified staff in CMHTs, but also for mental health, occupational therapy and social work students as a comprehensive introductory text for mental health for older people in community settings." Mark Vincent, University of Northampton, UK "A very useful foundation book for those wishing to understand the challenges of dementia care. " Anthony Fraher, University of the West of England, UK What is the role of the community mental health nurse (CMHN) in dementia care? What knowledge and frameworks influence the way CMHNs practice in dementia care? How will community mental health nursing be driven forward in the future? This exciting and long-awaited new book is a companion volume to the respected Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives (Open University Press, 2003, edited by Keady, Clarke and Adams). The book enhances the link between theory and practice, providing a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in dementia care. The text is divided into three distinct sections: Models of community support and practice values Professional roles and clinical work Moving forward: Changing and developing CMHN practice The book includes coverage of key contemporary issues such as service user involvement, nurse prescribing, younger people with dementia, social exclusion and vulnerability.Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives is key reading for students of dementia care at all levels. It is also of relevance to professionals within the field of community mental health nursing and all other mental health or gerontology related areas. Contributions to this book are drawn from practising CMHNs in dementia care, researchers and commentators who are working at the forefront of their respective fields. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Caroline Baker, Diane Beavis, Catherine Brannan, Dawn Brooker, Shane Burke, Suzanne Cahill, Caroline Cantley, Peter Caswell, Charlotte L. Clarke, Vivienne Davies-Quarrell, Kenneth Day, Kay de Vries, Aine Farrell, Paula Gardiner, Sue Gunstone, Philip Hardman, Steve Iliffe, Dee Jones, Gary and Linda Jones, John Keady, Cordelia Man-yuk Kwok, Jenny Mackenzie, Mike Nolan, Simon O'Donovan, Sean Page, Emma Pritchard, Jan Reed, Jeannie Robinson, David Stanley, Fiona Wilkie, Heather Wilkinson, Kevin G. Wood

Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual


Author: Kathryn Johnson,Dawn Vanderhoef
Publisher: American Nurses Association
ISBN: 9781935213796
Category: Continuing education
Page: 436
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Are you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal. The Nursing Knowledge Center's Psychiatric-Mental Health None Practitioner Review and Resource Manual is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam. Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this review and resource manual will help you: Study and analyze comprehensive-material and concepts Written by nursing experts. Develop a recommended seven-step plan to equip you for the exam and map out what to do on the day of the exam. Prepare for and familiarize yourself with psychological-mental health practitioner standards of practice. And much more ... Make the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual a key resource in your certification preparation. Book jacket.