A unique guide to coping and thriving in the NHS today. The book is wholly practice-focused, speaking to current standards of care for patients, and current working conditions for staff in the NHS. Written by academics specialising in mental health, nursing and well-being, each chapter provides guidance and support to pre and post-registration nurses to manage and persevere as a nurse today. This essential first edition includes:
Clinical Interests Dr Martin qualified as a mental health nurse in 1983, his on-going clinical career spans 30 years within and with the UK National Health Service. Dr Martin's work within the clinical arena encompasses direct therapeutic intervention with service users, management of service provision within the NHS and educational interventions within a clinical and academic setting. More recently Dr Martin's clinical practice has focused on working with service users who have on-going and complex mental health needs.
'The stress of it all' - environment and people Embracing change - a continuing process Nursing: A profession with too many masters? Reconnecting with your nursing values Mindfulness and nursing Thinking, learning and working under fire Self-compassion Collaborative working Mental parkour - freeing the mind How your past influences your present: the unconscious at work Introduction: Talking to nurses Conclusion: Going green, a toolkit to support sustainable practice