Mental Health Nursing

Competencies for Practice

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Author: Stephan Kirby,Denis Hart,Dennis Cross,Gordon Mitchell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137207949

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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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.

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

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Author: Sudha C. Patel,Kim A. Jakopac

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144961356X

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

An Interpersonal Approach

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Author: Jeffrey S Jones, DNP, PMHCNS, BC, LNC,Vickie L. Rogers, DNP, RN,Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105645

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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This psychiatric-mental health undergraduate textbook, based on the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Joyce Travelbee, is the first recent book devoted to interpersonal relations as the foundation for therapeutic practice in psychiatric nursing. It guides the student through the essential phases of self-discovery necessary to integrate interpersonal nursing theory into practice, and provides a historical overview of the profession. The book addresses the most current ISPN and APNA competencies and presents content designed to foster self-growth, and critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as to implement therapeutic interventions. It offers an overview of theories of mental illness and a detailed discussion of commonly seen psychiatric disorders, and addresses mental health care settings across the lifespan and different populations. Clinical case studies and first-hand accounts vividly describe the realities of living with specific mental illnesses, "What would you do?" questions stimulate discussions, and sample and practice care plans for chronic mental illness facilitate integration of concepts into practice. Evidence-based practice summaries from psychiatric nursing and related research literature are included, and NANDA guidelines are integrated throughout. A new chapter with DSM-V updates is also available. This affordably priced text additionally comes with supplementary materials for both teachers and students, including handy review guides, summaries, drug monographs, and hyperlinks to films and video illustrating content. A test bank and PowerPoint slides are also available for instructors. Key Features: Integrates and applies the Peplau/Travelbee interpersonal relations theories to the four-step Assessment, Planning/Diagnosing, Implementation, and Evaluation (APIE) nursing process Addresses critical thinking, clinical decision making, therapeutic interventions, case management roles, and mental health care settings across the lifespan Features NCLEX preparation questions, vivid clinical scenarios, and evidence-based practice summaries Addresses the most current ISPN and APNA competencies A new chapter with DSM-V updates is available Both student and teacher digital aids, including review guides, summaries, hyperlinks to films and video, and drug monographs are available A test bank and PowerPoint slides are also available for instructors eBook Features (available in all eBook formats): Bidirectional link between Key Terms and their glossary definitions Learning Outcomes at start of chapters link to respective sections in book Hyperlinks to supplementary films and videos Care plans DSM-V update This book is also available as part of a discounted set. To view the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Special A Student Pack, click the link above.

Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing E-Book

A guide for students in practice

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Author: Gemma Stacey,Anne Felton,Paul Bonham

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051691

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Worried about your Mental Health placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing covers the following areas: A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a mental health placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop mental health competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a mental health placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health services. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a mental health placement Introduces the principles of care, support and treatment of an individual with mental health problems, linking university-learned theory to practice Uses narratives from other students to describe what the placement will really be like Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a mental health placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a mental health placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578771

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice

Cases and Practical Applications

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Author: Susan W. Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044223

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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"Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice should be required reading for all clinical practitioners and students. Author Susan W. Gray provides a competency-based assessment model that moves away from looking at mental illness as a 'disease' to capturing people's strengths and the uniqueness of their experience with mental illness." —Alex Gitterma Zachs Professor and Director of PhD Program "Competency-Based Assessment in Mental Health Practice not only describes the rather cumbersome DSM-IV-TR® in a manner that graduate students and clinicians can easily understand and apply, but it also presents a competency-based type of clinical assessment that most effectively integrates the social work practice orientation that acknowledges, appreciates, and nurtures client strengths, resilience, and client ability for empowerment." —Agathi Glezakos, PhD, LCSW School of Social Work California State University, Long Beach A competency-based assessment model integrating DSM classifications for a complete, strengths-based diagnosis Competency-Based Assessments in Mental Health Practice introduces a unique, competency-based assessment that presents a brief overview of the major mental disorders that practitioners will likely encounter in their work with clients, followed by a series of case studies and practical applications. This book provides valuable guidance for clinicians to make assessments grounded in client strengths and possibilities for a more therapeutically complete picture of every client's "story." Organized around selected diagnostic categories from the DSM-IV-TR, this hands-on guide offers a multidimensional look at the many factors that play a role in a client's life. Its holistic approach to the assessment process considers each client's unique experience with mental illness, through a concurrent evaluation of strengths and pathology, in order to set the stage for realistic optimism about the potential for change.

Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

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Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn

ISBN: 9781558102507

Category: Medical

Page: 151

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Psychiatric-mental health nursing promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. A core mental health profession, it is a specialty that employs a purposeful use of self as its art along with a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological theories and research evidence as its science. Its areas of focus emerge based on current and anticipated societal needs, including disparities in mental health and its care and treatment among the diverse populations.

Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

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Author: American Nursing Association Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558106192

Category: Nursing

Page: 260

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The premier resource for professional nursing practice, Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is informed by the advances in health care and professional nursing today. This keystone standard contains 17 national standards of practice and performance that define the who, what, where, when, why and how of nursing practice. The scope and standards of practice inform and guide nursing practice and are often used as a reference for: Quality improvement initiatives Certification and credentialing Position descriptions and performance appraisals Classroom teaching and in-service education programs Boards of nursing members' orientation programs and regulatory decision-making activities It also outlines key aspects of nursings' professional role and practice for any level, setting, population focus, or specialty and more! In sum, Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is a detailed and practical discussion of the competent level of nursing practice and professional performance. It is a must-have for every registered nurse. - Publisher.

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

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Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329412X

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics. A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components. An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback. Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care. A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing. A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process. Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses. Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Nursing Treatment Plan Summary tables present care plans including patient goals with nursing interventions and rationales. Patient Education Plan and Family Education Plan tables include key information that you need to share with the patient and his or her family to facilitate shorter hospital stays and more outpatient care. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes offer examples of nurse-patient interactions. Clinical examples include selected nursing diagnoses. Focus Points provide a comprehensive, point-by-point review of the important information in each chapter.

Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Karen Devereaux Melillo,Susan Crocker Houde

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763773595

Category: Medical

Page: 533

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A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.

Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

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Author: American Psychiatric Nurses Association,Ana

Publisher: American Nurses Association

ISBN: 9781558105553

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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This newly published second edition is the definitive book covering the essentials of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing applicable at all practice levels and settings. It articulates what is expected of all psychiatric-mental health nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why and how of their practice. It presents the underlying assumptions and characteristics, addresses matters of environments and settings as well as education and training requirements, and covers key issues and trends and the ethical and conceptual bases of the specialty. Moreover, it specifies the competencies for nursing practice and professional performance of all PMH registered nurses. While this foundational volume is primarily for those directly involved with psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education and research, other nursing and allied health care providers, researchers and scholars will find value in this content.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Mental Health Nursing Skills

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Author: Patrick Callaghan,John Playle,Linda Cooper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199534449

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.

Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice

A Handbook for Student Nurses

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Author: Reading Sheila Webster Brian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246753

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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This book will offer examples to nursing students to enable a creative and innovative understanding of how the competencies may be demonstrated in the many contexts where practice occurs with individuals, groups or possibly communities.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Sheila L. Videbeck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781760331

Category: Medical

Page: 561

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"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.

Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care

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Author: John Keady,Charlotte Laura Clarke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335226019

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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"it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia "I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families. This book: Explores the complexity and diversity of Community Mental Health Nurse work Captures perspectives from along the trajectory of dementia Identifies assessment and intervention approaches Discusses an emerging evidence base for implications in practice Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from Community Mental Health Nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.

Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice

Guidelines for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals

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Author: Cassandra Vieten,Shelley Scammell

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 162625107X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Religion lies at the heart of many clients' core values, and helps shape their perception of themselves and the world around them. In this book, two clinical psychologists provide a much-needed, research-based road map to help professionals appropriately address their clients’ spiritual or religious beliefs in treatment sessions. More and more, it has become essential for mental health professionals to understand and competently navigate clients' religious and spiritual beliefs in treatment. In Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice, you’ll find sixteen research-based guidelines and best practices to help you provide effective therapy while being conscious of your clients' unique spiritual or cultural background. With this professional resource as your guide, you will be prepared to: Take a spiritual and religious history when treating a client Attend to spiritual or religious topics in a clinical setting Hold clear ethical boundaries regarding your own religious or spiritual beliefs Know when and how to make referrals if topics emerge which are beyond the scope of your competence This book is a must-read for any mental health professional looking to develop spiritual, religious, and cultural competencies.

Critical Issues in Mental Health

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Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137181354

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This thought provoking text explores some of the most contentious issues in mental health today. Written by top authors in the field, each chapter explores a key subject area which is often ignored or avoided in mental health. Stimulating and lively in style, it is essential reading for all mental health students and practitioners.