Author(s): Jennifer Evans; Peter Brown
A person-centred resource essential for Australian students This textbook is designed to support students in diploma and degree level mental health nursing courses. Reader-friendly and concise, it promotes skilled engagement, collaborative assessment and care planning, as well as emphasising the need for self-awareness and effective communication. Written in collaboration with accomplished nurse educators and practitioners, Mental Health Nursing delivers a complete framework to prepare nurses for working in mental health. Australian practice is at the core of the text and it includes a special focus on gerontological issues. Key Features: - Therapeutic Communication dialogues give examples of patient behaviours and effective nursing responses. - Australian best practice is emphasised throughout, with demographic, institutional, legislative and cultural references. - Drug Alerts highlight essential points about psychotropic drugs. - Nursing Care Plans provide treatment plans with guidance on assessment, outcomes and implementation. - Patient/Family Education boxes provide information that helps strengthen students� roles as educators.