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Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis 2nd Edition shows how to apply assessment processes to treatment practice, work with clients with a range of disorders, and apply nursing intervention strategies in order to achieve best practice outcomes. Starting with the context of mental health, then building through parts focused on the challenges to people's mental health, the praxis of mental health nursing, and what the future holds for mental health nurses, this book prepares student nurses by engaging them and equipping them with the best skills and knowledge for working in mental health. Pedagogical features Chapter overview Learning objectives Key terms (with definitions supplied in the glossary) 'Critical Reflection' 'Case Studies' NEW 'Nursing Care Plans' appear in select chapters Chapter summary Discussion questions Further Reading and Useful Websites New to this editionKey updates Content aligns with the DSM-5 More content on management and interventions Consumer Perspectives have been integrated throughout the book. New chapters Chapter 3-Physical and Mental Health Chapter 18-Creative Arts Therapy Chapter 21-Prevention and Management of Clients' 'Aggression' Chapter 24-Working with Vulnerable Communities: People from Refugee Backgrounds Completely revised chapters Chapter 1-A Brief History: Caring for the Mentally Ill in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa) Chapter 8-Mood and Anxiety Disorders Chapter 10-Therapeutic Engagements: Complexities and Rewards of Nursing Those with Personality Disorders Chapter 12-Substance Misuse and Co-morbidity: Prevalence, Treatment and Recovery Chapter 27-Psychopharmacology
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Part One: Contexts of Contemporary Practice1. A Brief History: Caring for the Mentally Ill in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa)2. Diagnostic Systems Used in Clinical Assessment3. Physical and Mental Health4. Promoting Mental Health5. Resilience, Recovery, Reconnection and Therapeutic Optimism6. Law, Ethics and Mental Health Nursing7. Translation of Evidence to PracticePart Two: Challenges to People's Mental Health8. Mood and Anxiety Disorders9. Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders10. Therapeutic Engagements: Complexities and Rewards of Nursing Those with Personality Disorders11. Eating Disorders12. Substance Misuse and Co-morbidity: Prevalence, Treatment and RecoveryPart Three: Praxis of Mental Health Nursing13. Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health14. The Older Adult and Mental Illness15. Mental Health Nursing in the Primary Health Care Setting16. Consumer and Carer Leadership and Participation17. Consultation Liaison18. Creative Arts Therapy19. Complementary Nursing Care20. Case Management21. Prevention and Management of Clients' 'Aggression'22. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Maori and Remote Area Mental Health23. Cultural Issues in Mental Health24. Working with Vulnerable Communities: People from Refugee Backgrounds25. Forensic Mental Health Nursing26. Gendered Mental Health27. PsychopharmacologyPart Four: Advancing the Mental Health Profession28. Nurses' Health and Self-care29. Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing30. Future Directions

About the Author

Karen-leigh Edward is an Associate Professor of Nursing Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University, and Director/Chair of the Nursing Research Unit at St Vincent's Private Hospital (Melbourne). Ian Munro is a Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Nursing Undergraduate Course Coordinator and Mental Health Team Leader at Monash University. Anthony Welch is an Associate Professor of Mental Health Nursing, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Central Queensland University. Alan Robins is a former lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University. He is currently the Chief Executive Office of Health Issues Pty Ltd, a private alcohol counselling agency.

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