Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems. Wiley Series in Nursing

  • ID: 2251061
  • Book
  • 238 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Mental health care provision can be complex and the approach the carer uses can have a detrimental effect on the health of the person being cared for.Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems provides the reader with many examples of thoughts, ideas and perspectives in a user–friendly, easily accessible format. The chapters are divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary care approaches.

Reference to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings is made throughout the book. Each chapter provides the reader with a clear and concise approach to health care, encouraging the reader to understand and delve deeper. Written by contributors who are experienced clinicians and academics with many years of clinical and academic experience in various health care settings, this text is based upon the principles of care, a foundation text that encourages the student to grow and develop.

Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems is a practice–based handbook or manual that has a sound evidence basis, and one that will challenge and encourage the student to develop a questioning approach to care. The text is designed to be used as a reference book by a variety of readers in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home, in statutory or non–statutory surroundings.

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Contributors vii

Acknowledgements xi

1 Introduction 1Ian Peate and Sonya Chelvanayagam

2 History of Mental Health Care 7Stephen Cloudsdale

3 Mad, Bad or Just Different 15Alan Brownbill

4 Partnership Working in Mental Health Care 31Paul Illingworth

5 Promoting Mental Health 53Alan Brownbill and Sonya Chelvanayagam

6 Legal Matters 69Soo Lee

7 Anxiety Disorders 87Thomas Beary

8 Mood Disorders Including Self–harm and Suicide 103Stephen Cloudsdale

9 Eating Disorders 117Sonya Chelvanayagam

10 Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Mental Health Problems 131Sue Hahn

11 Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia–type Disorders 145Yvonne Mitchell

12 Personality Disorder 161Brian Thomson

13 Dementias 177Sue Hahn

14 Therapeutic Interventions 195Soo Lee, Angela Edmonds and Clare Hubbard

Index 217

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