Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.
The History of Mental Health Policy in the United Kingdom - Peter Nolan The European Context - Neil Brimblecombe Community Services - Ben Hannigan Pyschosis - Norman Young Older People - Elizabeth Collier and Catherine McQuarrie Dementia - Trevor Adams Personality Disorder - Karen M. Wright Service User Involvement - Mick McKeown and Fiona Jones Equalities in Mental Health Nursing - Ann Jackson Child Mental Health Policy in the UK - Tim McDougall Dual Diagnosis - Cheryl Kipping Policy into Action? - Cris Allen