Clinical Helper for Mental Health Nursing: The vital guide for students and new graduates

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Are you anxious about your mental health placement? Do you need help remembering the terms, therapies and guidelines?

Mental health is a fascinating specialised field where you can make a real difference. The Clinical Helper for Mental Health Nursing is a quick and reliable reference for students and new graduates to reduce stress and boost confidence in the clinical setting.

Covering the key information you must have at your fingertips, this pocket guide is essential for all nurses entering mental health practice.

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About the author

PROFESSOR BRENDA HAPPELL is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research and the Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, CQUniversity Australia, and Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

MS LOUISE BYRNE is a Lived Experience Practitioner and Lecturer in Recovery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a member of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research and the Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, CQUniversity Australia.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MCALLISTER is a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse and Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a member of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research and the Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation and associate Editor of the Journal of Nurse Education in Practice, CQUniversity Australia.

DR TIMOTHY WAND is a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in Mental Health Liaison, Emergency Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Conjoint Associate Professor (Mental Health) at the Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney.
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Publisher
Allen & Unwin
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Published on
Dec 1, 2013
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781743436059
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / Mental Health
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Introducing Mental Health Nursing offers a systematic overview of both the science and the art of caring for people experiencing mental health problems. It addresses the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to provide care for service users across all health-care settings, from specialist mental health services to general hospitals and community care.

The authors place the service user at the centre of all aspects of mental health care and emphasise the importance of the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone of good mental health nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as an intrinsic member of the mental health team, and nurses are encouraged to think critically about the perspectives that they bring to their practice.

The second edition has been fully revised and updated, with increased focus on Indigenous social and emotional well-being, as well as two new chapters on Recovery and Cultural Safety. A must-have book for undergraduate nursing students, new graduates and professionals changing specialties or simply wishing to refresh their mental health nursing knowledge.

'This is a brave and dignified text - beautifully written and conceived and given the current texts available - a must for any serious undergraduate nursing program in an Australian university.' - David Buchanan, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

'I recommend this text to all students of nursing, whether you intend to pursue a career in this speciality or if you simply desire to provide the best care possible in any field of practice.' - Associate Professor Stephen Elsom RN PhD, Director, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, The University of Melbourne
"Dr. Wheeler has skillfully crafted a text that covers basic psychiatric principles and skills from developing a therapeutic relationship and assessing and diagnosing the client to providing evidence-based psychotherapy for a variety of patient populations... This text is an excellent primer for teaching therapy skills and, although targeting graduate psychiatric nursing students, would prove equally valuable for students of any mental health discipline. It is also a resource for experienced clinicians wanting to expand their understanding of trauma and how adaptive information processing might be used as an organizing framework for all psychotherapy."
--Linda Mabey, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

DESCRIPTION

This is a how-to compendium of evidence-based approaches to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice psychiatric nurse. This book integrates neuroscience with relationship science and unites disparate psychotherapeutic approaches into a model that is concise and straightforward, yet sufficiently comprehensive to provide a framework for practice. The most useful therapeutic models are highlighted with principles, and techniques of treatment for nurse psychotherapists and those with prescriptive authority. This second edition expands the award-winning first edition, providing guidelines, forms, and case studies to assist APPNs in deciding which treatment to use based on psychotherapy outcome studies and practice guidelines.

New Chapters in the Second Edition:

Motivational Interviewing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapeutic Approaches for Addictions New CPT Codes & Reimbursement

Awards and Reviews for the First Edition:

APNA Media Award
AJN Book of the Year Award
5 Star Amazon Reviews
4 Star Doody Review

"Lays out a holistic paradigm for advanced psychiatric nursing (APN) practice by drawing upon a neuroscience of information processing, human development, attachment theory, and trauma. . . (and) explains the essentials of psychotherapy by melding principles underlying the therapeutic alliance, adaptive information processing (AIP), change, and a hierarchically arranged treatment format that fosters healing through the resolution of dysfunctional memory this important text holds true to the historical basis for psychiatric nursing being organized around phases and principles of the nurse-patient relationship."
Margaret England, PhD, RN, CNS, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

"Wheeler offers the field a scholarly training manual. . . grounded in Shapiro's (2001) adaptive information processing paradigm . . .(where) the brain is viewed as an information processing system with innate self-healing mechanisms that regulate its internal environment to survive and to maintain a stable, constant condition through dynamic regulation."
Robert M. Greenfield, PhD, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

"This book is of value to nurses at all levels of their career."--Critical Care Nurse

"This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and wellbeing. Some suggested strategies for successful outcomes include finding a good mentor, relaxation techniques, using humor, self-reflection, and exercising. There is something in this book for everyone."Score: 96, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews

This essential resource is for nursing and allied health students across the globe who are undertaking-or are about to undertake-their internship and initial work experience. This reference identifies practical strategies for career advancement and for overcoming stressors and challenges in the workplace.

With the tools from this book, readers will be able to gain the strength and tactics to break the cycles of hostility and workplace negativity, and thereby change the health system and provide better care for their clients.

Key Features:

Presents primary narratives and resilience strategies Provides creative resolutions for coping with complex clients, grief, inter-professional tensions, and more difficult issues Contains reader activities that encourage students to become agents of change Highlights resilience strategies; key coping mechanisms; lessons learned; discussion questions; creative thinking exercises; and teacher-related activities

Introducing Mental Health Nursing offers a systematic overview of both the science and the art of caring for people experiencing mental health problems. It addresses the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to provide care for service users across all health-care settings, from specialist mental health services to general hospitals and community care.

The authors place the service user at the centre of all aspects of mental health care and emphasise the importance of the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone of good mental health nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as an intrinsic member of the mental health team, and nurses are encouraged to think critically about the perspectives that they bring to their practice.

The second edition has been fully revised and updated, with increased focus on Indigenous social and emotional well-being, as well as two new chapters on Recovery and Cultural Safety. A must-have book for undergraduate nursing students, new graduates and professionals changing specialties or simply wishing to refresh their mental health nursing knowledge.

'This is a brave and dignified text - beautifully written and conceived and given the current texts available - a must for any serious undergraduate nursing program in an Australian university.' - David Buchanan, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

'I recommend this text to all students of nursing, whether you intend to pursue a career in this speciality or if you simply desire to provide the best care possible in any field of practice.' - Associate Professor Stephen Elsom RN PhD, Director, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, The University of Melbourne
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