With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.
Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.
Hands on practical strategies of what to do in commonly encountered situations A focus on recovery and person-centred care, and new material on co-occurring health problems The latest research and evidence, including guidance on medications, scales, tools, terminology and DSM-5 updates Case studies that provide practical examples.
New chapter: Assessing Risk Loss and Grief chapter has a stronger focus on Trauma Consistent structuring across disorders and medications Increased content on ice, the therapeutic relationship, pain, the links between physical health and mental, childhood, additional/new cultural groups Significantly more content on self-care and inter-professional practice highlighting the different roles involved.
Chapter 1: Mental Health: Every Health Professional's Business Chapter 2: Working in a Recovery Framework Chapter 3: Essentials for Mental Health Practice Chapter 4: An Overview of Mental Health Problems Chapter 5: Mental Health Assessment Chapter 6: Assessing Risk Chapter 7: Behaviours of Concern Chapter 8: Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies Chapter 9: Managing Medications Chapter 10: Culture and Mental Health Chapter 11: Co-occurring Medical Problems Chapter 12: Loss and Grief Chapter 13: Law and Ethics Chapter 14: Settings for Mental Health Care
"This is a very useful guide to assist non-mental health professionals in making assessments. The book offers practical, hands-on strategies for what to do in commonly encountered situations with clients who are experiencing distress. "
-Laura Kelly, PhD, APN (Columbia University School of Nursing)