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Mental Health Nursing: Competencies for Practice

Mental Health Nursing: Competencies for Practice


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Pre-registration nurse training across the UK is now competency based and this is the first mental health nursing text devoted to this approach. It explores the practical application of a competency based Exit Profile for mental health nursing students, which ensures that there is consistency in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that mental health nursing students will acquire by the end of their training programmes. This timely and contemporary text will be an essential resource for all Mental Health Branch nursing students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403902627
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/12/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

STEPHAN D. KIRBY is Senior Lecturer (Forensic Health and Social Care) at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside.

GORDON MITCHELL is Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside.

DENNIS CROSS is Principal Lecturer (Mental Health) at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside.

DENIS HART is Visiting Lecturer, at School of Health and Social Care, University of Teeside.

Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Kirby, G.Mitchell, D.Cross & D.Hart.- PART ONE: BACKGROUND TO GOOD PRACTICE AND EFFECTIVE LEARNING.- Developing a Competence-Based 'Exit Profile' for Pre-registration Mental Health & Nursing; D.Cross & E.Readhead.- The Recognition of Inequality and the Need for Empowerment and Mental Health; D.Hart.- How Can Nurses Meet the Needs of Mental Health Clients?; S.Jackson & C.Stevenson.- The User Perspective The Good Psychiatric Nurse; A.Maidment.- Carer Issues in Mental Health; V.Chapman.- Working with People who have Special Needs and Disabilities and Mental Health Problems; C.Harbottle & D.Mudd.- PART TWO: PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION.- Common Mental Health Problems; D.Hart.- Mental Health Promotion; D.Cross.- A Positive Approach to Mental Health Nursing: Roles, Values and Attitudes; D.Cross.- Risk Prevention; D.Hart & S.Kirby.- Creating and Maintaining a Safe Environment; N.Woodward, L.Williams & P.Melia.- PART THREE: CONTINUUM OF TREATMENT.- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Community Mental Health Practice; D.Hart & A.Hall.- Supporting People and their Families During Psychopharmacotherapy; M.Fleet.- Using Counselling in Mental Health Practice; M.Hadland.- Some Brief Psychological Therapies; L.Desira & G.Martin.- Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; G.Green.- Assessing and Engaging People with Personality Disorders; P.Melia & S.Kirby.- The Influence of Dual Diagnoses; D.Wake.- Psychosocial Interventions for People with Serious Mental Illness; M.Fleet.- Mental Health Nursing within Secure Conditions; S.Kirby & D.Hart.- Acute In-Patient Setting; G.Mitchell; C.Stanbury & S.Arnold.- Assertive Community Treatment with People Experiencing Serious Mental Illness; M.Fleet.- Mental Health & Community Safety; D.Hart & S.Kirby.- PART FOUR: USING EFFECTIVE LEARNING TO DEVELOP REFLECTIVE PRACTICE.- Legal and Professional Issues in Mental Health Practice; G.Mitchell.- Management for Practice; J.T.Watson.- Facilitating Multi-Disciplinary Relationships and Practice; M.Hadland.- The Evidence Base; A.Morgan & C.Stevenson.- Learning: From Self Development to Competency; S.Kirby & D.Hart.- A Framework for Success: A Student's Perspective; C.Rowley.- 'A Day in the Life of...'; M.Firn, S.Harrison & P.Melia.- Conclusions; S.Kirby, D.Hart, G.Mitchell & D.Cross.- Appendix: The Competency Framework.

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A good and interesting project.' - Oduth Chooramun, De Montfort University

'This book would be extremely useful for Clinical Practice Assessor...the authors are well qualified to write such a text...some excellent chapters proposed.' - Karina Lovell, University of Manchester

'I firmly believe this book will sell well.' - Jim Dooher, De Montfort University

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