Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mental Health Care for Nurses Applying Mental Health Skills in the General Hospital

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - April 17, 2006
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1405124553
 

Mental health is a significant factor in providing effective nursing care for patients in hospital and residential settings. Non-mental health staff often lack the confidence, knowledge and skills to effectively meet the mental health needs of patients who are experiencing psychiatric problems and psychological distress. This book will help them identify and address these needs. 
The first part of the book explores the context of mental health care in hospital and residential settings, while the second part explores specific topics such as self-harm and suicide prevention, caring for the patient displaying challenging behavior, maternal and perinatal mental health problems, mental health problems associated with old age, mood disorders, and illicit drug and alcohol dependence. 

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