With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.
Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.
Chapter 2: Working in a Recovery Framework
Chapter 3: Essentials for Mental Health Practice
Chapter 4: An Overview of Mental Health Problems
Chapter 5: Mental Health Assessment
Chapter 6: Assessing Risk
Chapter 7: Behaviours of Concern
Chapter 8: Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies
Chapter 9: Managing Medications
Chapter 10: Culture and Mental Health
Chapter 11: Co-occurring Medical Problems
Chapter 12: Loss and Grief
Chapter 13: Law and Ethics
Chapter 14: Settings for Mental Health Care
Barkway, Patricia Senior Lecturer, Stream Coordinator Mental Health Nursing Programs, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
Nizette, Debra Director of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Health, QLD, Australia.