This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. The combination of knowledgeable discussion and credible experience of the contributors make this is an innovative text which will be of great value to those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
A companion volume to 'Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care'. Taken together the two volumes provide a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in this specialist field of care delivery.
Recent mental health policy has focused on developing community-based services, but the reality remains that patients experiencing acute episodes of illness are mainly cared for in hospital settings. Acute Mental Health Nursing has been developed as a guide to the core knowledge and skills required for working in inpatient settings.
Bringing together treatment and referral advice from existing guidelines, this text aims to improve access to services and recognition of common mental health disorders in adults and provide advice on the principles that need to be adopted to develop appropriate referral and local care pathways.
Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing addresses a selection of the most common concerns that arise when planning care for infants, children and young people within the hospital and community setting. Clear and detailed, this text reflects both the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary children's nursing and utilizes images and case studies to provide a holistic insight into the practice of care planning through the reporting of best available evidence and current research, policy and education. Divided into sections for ease of reference, Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing explores both the theory and practice of care planning. Chapters on the principles of care planning include issues such as managing risk, safeguarding children, ethical and legal implications, integrated care pathways, interprofessional assessment, and invaluable parent perspectives. Additional chapters on the application of planning care examine the practical aspects of a wide range of specific conditions including cystic fibrosis, obesity, cardiac/renal failure and HIV/AIDS. Each chapter is interactive, with questions, learning activities and points for discussion creating an engaging and enquiry-based learning approach. Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing is a definitive resource, reflecting innovative practice which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education.
The relationship between poverty and child health has always been assumed but this book demonstrates how the evidence of history and of other societies establishes a causal link. The practical implications in health and social policy are presented in the context of child care services, together with some innovative approaches to future development. This is a book for professionals in medicine, nursing and the social services who are involved in research and the practical issues of delivering a modern health care service to disadvantaged children.
Presenting a model for interdisciplinary working, this book offers an overview of practice and policy across a range of mental health settings. It explores how to combine skills, theories and expertise from a range of disciplines in response to the diverse needs of service users, from children to older people, and those with complex needs.
"Changing Clinical Care" adopts a fresh, nursing and patient-centred approach to systemisation to aid patients and their carers. The evidence-based methodology outlines real-world experiences in various sectors of healthcare including primary care, cardiac services, general surgery, and care of long term conditions. It sheds light on possible difficulties and examines the key lessons learnt in providing effective systemisation including common problems, pit-falls and effective solutions. It includes high profile prologues by Dame Carol Black, (Past President, Royal College of Physicians of England) Dr David Colin-Thome (National Clinical Director for Primary Care, Department of Health, England) and Professor Alison Kitson (Executive Director, Royal College of Nursing). This book is ideal for all healthcare professionals interested in systemising the delivery of care. It is also of great interest to healthcare policy makers and shapers, and academics and researchers.
A paradigm shift in the ways in which mental health services are delivered is happening—both for service users and for professional mental healthcare workers. The landscape is being changed by a more influential service user movement, a range of new community-based mental healthcare programmes delivered by an increasing plurality of providers, and new mental health policy and legislation. Written by a team of experienced authors and drawing on their expertise in policy and clinical leadership, Working in Mental Health: Practice and Policy in a Changing Environment explains how mental health services staff can operate and contribute in this new environment. Divided into three parts, the first focuses on the socio-political environment, incorporating service user perspectives. The second section looks at current themes and ways of working in mental health. It includes chapters on recovery, the IAPT programme, and mental healthcare for specific vulnerable populations. The final part explores new and future challenges, such as changing professional roles and commissioning services. The book focuses throughout on the importance of public health approaches to mental healthcare. This important text will be of interest to all those studying and working in mental healthcare, whether from a nursing, medical, social work or allied health background.
This book describes the user-focused action evaluation approach for evaluating health programmes policies and changes. It shows that evidence for making decisions can be gathered using a broader range of methods than is usually recognised in healthcare. In asking 'evaluation for whom and for what?' the book defines validity of evidence in relation to usefulness as well as in terms of whether systematic methods were followed. Managers practitioners policy makers researchers and students will find this a practical and readable book. It gives the tools to make sense of an evaluation quickly as well as guidance for carrying one out and ensuring that evaluators gather evidence which can be used for better informed decisions.
This groundbreaking textbook provides Mental Health nursing students with the essential knowledge needed to deliver truly person-centred and compassionate care. It also adopts the latest approaches to mental health care by focusing on positive recovery and exploring both the bio-medical and psycho-social approaches.