An understanding of the theories that shape and define mental health policy and practice is essential for every mental health nurse. This book gives you the knowledge you need to understand those complex and varying theories, concepts and approaches. It helps you to deconstruct mental health and become a critical practitioner by drawing on a wealth of literature and research. Topics covered include cognitive behavioural therapy, recovery, risk and critical theories.
Every Chapter includes:
- Learning objectives and chapter summaries which highlight the key points.
- A detailed case study which challenges you to relate theory to practice.
- An explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
It will be essential reading for all students of mental health nursing at pre-registration and practitioner level. It will also be valuable reading for those taking broader courses in mental health.
Theo Stickley is Associate Professor of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
Nicola Wright is Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
Philosophy of Mental Health - Alastair Morgan Social Theories - Andrew Clifton and David Banks Psychodynamic Theories - Dawn Freshwater Humanistic Theories - Paul Cassedy Cognitive Behavioural Theories - Philip Kinsella Critical Theories in Mental Health Care - Alastair Morgan Biological Theories - Fiona McCandless-Sugg Ethical Theories - Nigel Plant and Aru Narayanasamy Compassion and Mental Health Nursing - Theo Stickley and Helen Spandler Theories for Public Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion - Sally Binley and Theo Stickley Mindfulness and Mental Health Care - Tim Sweeney Why Recovery? - Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins Stress Vulnerability and Psychosis - Lorraine Rayner Counselling and Psychotherapy in Mental Health Nursing: Therapeutic Encounters - Gary Winship and Sally Hardy Values in Practice - Gemma Stacey and Bob Diamond Employment and Mental Health: Theoretical Approaches to Gaining and Maintaining Work - Louise Thomson Solution-Focused Nursing - Margaret McAllister Risk - Anne Felton Psychological Interventions in Primary Care - Marie Chellingsworth Behaviour Change Theory - Patrick Callaghan Integrating Body and Mind - Ann Childs