PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR:
Australian Catholic University - Mackillop (North Sydney) - First Semester 1501
HLSC210 (Mental Health and Illness)
NURS5818 AT UWA, SEMESTER 1 2013
PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR 92323 AT UTS, SEMESTER 1 2013
An updated new edition of the leading undergraduate mental health nursing textbook written by a renowned Australian author team.
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing has been the market-leading undergraduate mental health nursing textbook since it was first published in 2005.
Fully updated and packed with new research and content, this third edition cements the book's place as an essential title for all nursing students, as well as those specialising in midwifery, community health and emergency nursing.
The book takes a holistic approach to assist nursing students understand the complex causation of mental illness. The content delves deeply into mental health diagnosis, the most effective interventions and treatment options for the mentally ill, and the consumer's experience of mental illness.
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 3e includes a new chapter on forensic mental health nursing and addresses the integration of mental health care into primary health care.
This new edition places important emphasis on recovery, which provides students to confidently engage a recovery-oriented, empathic and holistic approach to their psychiatric and mental health nursing practice.
An increased focus on preventative mental health strategies and current and emerging interventions will also help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to interact effectively with clients and their families.
In addition to ethical and critical thinking challenges, pharmacology and evidence-based practice, this mental health nursing textbook offers students a personal perspective with nurses' stories and case studies. It also works with a local viewpoint with chapters on mental health in Australia and New Zealand, the ANZ politico-legal context and indigenous mental health.