Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198703853

Patrick Callaghan; Catherine Gamble
432 Pages
101 x 181 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
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Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed to allow essential information to be quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting. This Handbook contains expert guidance on all aspects of the nurses role. Written by experienced nurses and teachers, it will help you acheive the best possible results for your patients. Summaries of key sections of the mental health act are provided, as well as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working with older adults, as well as a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.


1. Introduction to mental health nursing
2. Essential mental health nursing skillsv
3. Working with specific issues and concerns
4. Interventions
5. Violence
6. Risk
7. Common mental disorders
8. UK Mental Health Legislations
9. Medications
10. Culture
11. Older people
12. Leadership
13. Evidence-based mental health nursing
14. Research
15. Liaison mental health services

About the author: 

Patrick Callaghan is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where he leads the Mental Health Research Programme. He is Associate Director (Research Engagement) at the National Institute of Health Research Mental Health Research Network. He was the first elected Chair of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK and sits on the steering committee of Horatio: The European Association of Mental Health Nursing. He is a Professorial Fellow, Deputy Director and Board member of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. In 2010 he was awarded the Eileen Skellern Memorial Lecture for his contribution to Mental Health Nursing. He led the education group of the Chief Nursing Officer's Review of Mental Health Nursing in England in 2005. Professor Callaghan has published more than 70 papers, secured around L4m of research grants and edited three books.

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