A concise, pocket-sized, A-Z rapid reference handbook on all the essential areas of mental health nursing, aimed at nursing students and newly qualified practitioners. * Covers a broad range of mental health disorders, approaches interventions and conditions * Easy to locate practical information quickly in a pocket sized, rapid reference format * The topics and structure are mapped on to the NMC s (2010) Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and their required essential skills and knowledge.
Grahame Smith is Principal Lecturer and Subject Head (Allied Health) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Rebecca Rylance is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Introduction viii Essential skills and knowledge Assessment 3 Care planning 5 Clinical decision-making 8 Clinical observations 10 Clinical risk in mental health 12 Communication 14 Diagnosis and classification 17 Documentation 19 Early intervention services 21 Electroconvulsive therapy 24 Elimination 25 Infection control 27 Leadership 29 Lifelong learning 31 Managing aggression and violence 34 Managing people 36 Managing risk 39 Medication 41 Medicines management 44 Mental health law 46 Nutrition and fluid management 50 Organising care 52 Physical well-being 54 Psychiatric examination 57 Psychological interventions 59 Psychological therapies 61 Recovery 64 Reflection 66 Research 68 Suicide and self-harm 71 Therapeutic relationships 74 Time management 76 Values-based practice 78 Conditions Acute confusional state 85 Alcohol misuse 87 Anxiety and related conditions 89 Bipolar affective disorder 91 Child and adolescent mental health 92 Dementia 95 Depression 97 Disorders associated with pregnancy 99 Drug misuse 102 Eating disorders 104 Functional disorders in older adults 106 Learning disabilities in mental health 108 Neuropsychiatry 110 Personality disorders 112 Schizophrenia 114 Sexual disorders 117 Sleep disorders 119 Trauma and other stress-related conditions 122 Unresolved grief 124 Specific issues Asylum seekers and refugees 131 Culture and ethnicity 132 Homelessness 133 Older adults 134 Safeguarding vulnerable adults 135 Sexual abuse 137 Sexuality and gender 138 Spirituality and religion 140 Appendices 141 Revision questions 150 Glossary 162 References, further reading and useful resources 168 Index 179