Mental Health Liaison. A Handbook for Health Care Professionals

  • ID: 3687963
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Liaison mental health nursing is emerging as a significant role encompassing core skills which can be developed within a range of different settings with different client groups. This is the first book which attempts to clarify the role itself and the core skills which it requires, as well as exploring how it has developed within different acute and general settings. The contents are organised into three sections:
  • The theoretical foundation (Section 1)
  • Generic approaches and skills of the role (Section 2)
  • Cognitive Behavioural approaches (Section 3)
Each section contains chapters contributed by practitioners working in a number of different settings and each chapter emphasises core skills while providing examples from practice of how the role can develop and innovate in different ways. Specifically, each chapter contains sections on: relevant research; assessment; therapeutic approaches; practice guidelines and suggestions for referral. The presentation will include case examples and practical suggestions for individual case management and where appropriate a section on information and help for user and carers.
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Preface. Section 1: The Basis for Practice. Introduction - realising the promise of liaison mental health care. Working models for practice. Liaison mental health nursing: an overview of its development and current practice. Liaison mental health nursing in community and primary care settings. Section 2: Generic approaches to assessment and intervention. Deliberate self-harm. Mental health liaison in cancer care. Liaison mental health nursing with HIV and AIDS. Section 3: Cognitive Behavioural approaches. Cardiac rehabilitation. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychological approaches to body image disturbance. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Staff support and clinical supervision in critical care.
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Regel, Stephen Senior Behavioural Psychotherapist and Director, Centre for Trauma Studies & Traumatic Stress Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.

Roberts, Dave Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
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