Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

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Patrick Callaghan, Catherine Gamble
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Psychiatric nursing - 432 pages
Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed tobe quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting.Designed primarily for staff nurses and students this book will assist anyone working with people living with mental health problems, and their families and carers, including junior doctors, medical students, occupational therapists and social workers. It is envisaged that the more experiencedclinician will be able to use sections for reference and as a resource for key facts.The handbook enables readers to find relevant information quickly as the contents are arranged for quick and easy access so as to provide up-to-date information about the essentials of mental health nursing practice in a user-friendly manner. The revised mental health act is summarised in detail, aswell as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working witholder adults.Evidence-based and practical, this handbook incorporates the latest international and national mental health policy initiatives, includes revised visions for mental health nursing, and contains a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.

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2 Essential mental health nursing skills
3 Working with specific issues and concerns
4 Interventions
5 Violence
6 Risk
7 Common mental disorders
8 UK mental health legislation
9 Medicines
11 Older people
12 Leadership
13 Evidencebased mental health nursing
14 Research
15 Liaison mental health services
Mental Health Care and Treatment Scotland Act 2003
The Mental Health Act 2007 England

10 Culture

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About the author (2015)

Patrick Callaghan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, Catherine Gamble, Consultant Nurse, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK

Patrick Callaghan is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where he leads the Mental Health Research Programme. He is Associate Director (Research Engagement) at the National Institute of Health Research Mental Health Research Network. He was the first elected Chair of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK and sits on the steering committee of Horatio: The European Association of Mental Health Nursing. He is a Professorial Fellow, Deputy Director and Board member of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. In 2010 he was awarded the Eileen Skellern Memorial Lecture for his contribution to Mental Health Nursing. He led the education group of the Chief Nursing Officer's Review of Mental Health Nursing in England in 2005. Professor Callaghan has published more than 70 papers, secured around L4m of research grants and edited three books.

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