Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing: An Irish Perspective

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Gill & Macmillan, 2008 - Psychiatric nursing - 445 pages
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- Contributions from key psychiatric/mental health nursing academics, clinicians and experts

- Introduces and details the new Mental Health Act 2001 in Ireland

- Discusses all the main illnesses in a nursing care context, providing an overview of the treatments available, with an emphasis on the nursing care and management of these illnesses

- Includes a chapter on the physical assessment of clients with mental health problems, and a chapter on physical treatments and pharmacology

- Provides a detailed account of a number of contemporary issues impacting on the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing; including service user involvement, sexuality and mental health, clinical supervision, liaison psychiatric nursing and transcultural mental health nursing

- Uses scenarios and reflective questions at the end of each chapter to facilitate student learning and revision

- Suitable as a core text for all students of mental health nursing across all years and has relevance for post-graduate mental health nursing students

- This book is also suitable as a resource for practising clinicians

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About the author (2008)

Jean Morrissey, Brian Keogh, Louise Doyle are lecturers in Mental Health Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Dublin, Trinity College.

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