In order to provide sound, person-centred care, mental health nursing students need a thorough understanding of theory alongside the ability to translate this knowledge into practice. It can be difficult to apply ideas from the classroom and books when learning how to work with mental health service users for the first time. That is why the theoretical aspects of this book are presented alongside realistic accounts of nursing practice.
Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is a case-based and service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students. Designed to support students throughout their pre-registration studies, the text covers the essential knowledge required to provide high quality nursing care. Contributions from real service users and cases of fictional clients are explored in detail to provide excellent transferable skills for practice.
Dedicated chapters explore fundamental nursing skills and mental health law before providing a case-based exploration of the areas and subjects that will be encountered by students in university and placement. Practice-based chapters introduce students to the needs of a diverse range of fictional clients and explain how the skills of communication, assessment, care planning and monitoring can be applied. Each chapter provides a sample care plan explaining why and how clinical decisions are
made, so that students can develop their own skills and practice. The text opens with clear advice to help students succeed in their studies and concludes with a wealth of practical and thoughtful advice on becoming a professional and getting that first job.
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* Twenty one video clips of fictional service users demonstrate the application of theory and prepare students for real nursing practice
* Quizzes, scenarios and a range of activities help students to apply their learning
* Interactive glossary explains terminology and jargon
* Sample CV's and self awareness exercises aid professional development
Victoria Clarke RNMH, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed (FE/HE), BeD (Hons), MA. Victoria has worked as a mental health nurse for 26 years and within nurse education for the last 17 years. Victoria's current post is Head of Division/Director of Quality (Mental Health) at Birmingham City University. Andrew Walsh RNMH, LPE, Bsc(Hon), Pg Dip(Health Development), PG Dip (Education), PGCertEd. Andrew is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University where he teaches pre-registration mental health nurses. He previously worked as a mental health nurse for over 20 years in a variety of mental health care settings.
1. On Becoming a Student Mental Health Nurse ; 2. Fundamental Skills of Mental Health Nursing ; 3. Mental Health Law ; 4. Care of a Person with Complex Needs ; 5. Care of an Adult in Crisis ; 6. Nursing in a Rehabilitation and Recovery Context ; 7. Care of Older People with Mental Health Problems ; 8. Mental Health Nursing in the Community ; 9. Additional Skills for Complex Cases ; 10. On Becoming a Qualified Mental Health Nurse