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Theories for Mental Health Nursing
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Theories for Mental Health Nursing
A Guide for Practice

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© 2013 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An understanding of the theories that shape and define mental health policy and practice is essential for every mental health nurse. This book gives you the knowledge you need to understand those complex and varying theories, concepts and approaches. It helps you to deconstruct mental health and become a critical practitioner by drawing on a wealth of literature and research. Topics covered include cognitive behavioural therapy, recovery, risk and critical theories.

 Every Chapter includes:

-         Learning objectives and chapter summaries which highlight the key points.

-         A detailed case study which challenges you to relate theory to practice.

-         An explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

It will be essential reading for all students of mental health nursing at pre-registration and practitioner level. It will also be valuable reading for those taking broader courses in mental health.

Theo Stickley is Associate Professor of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.
Nicola Wright is Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.

Alastair Morgan
Philosophy of Mental Health
Andrew Clifton and David Banks
Social Theories
Dawn Freshwater
Psychodynamic Theories
Paul Cassedy
Humanistic Theories
Philip Kinsella
Cognitive Behavioural Theories
Alastair Morgan
Critical Theories in Mental Health Care
Fiona McCandless-Sugg
Biological Theories
Nigel Plant and Aru Narayanasamy
Ethical Theories
Theo Stickley and Helen Spandler
Compassion and Mental Health Nursing
Sally Binley and Theo Stickley
Theories for Public Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion
Tim Sweeney
Mindfulness and Mental Health Care
Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins
Why Recovery?
Lorraine Rayner
Stress Vulnerability and Psychosis
Gary Winship and Sally Hardy
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Mental Health Nursing: Therapeutic Encounters
Gemma Stacey and Bob Diamond
Values in Practice
Louise Thomson
Employment and Mental Health: Theoretical Approaches to Gaining and Maintaining Work
Margaret McAllister
Solution-Focused Nursing
Anne Felton
Risk
Marie Chellingsworth
Psychological Interventions in Primary Care
Patrick Callaghan
Behaviour Change Theory
Ann Childs
Integrating Body and Mind

'A very useful book covering a comprehensive array of theories.'

Keith Ford
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Northumbria University

‘It is important for mental health nurses to be able to consider the various forces and dynamics that might be in play when working with service users and colleagues. This book provides a very useful summary of a range of theories that help do just that and will be of great use and interest to mental health nursing students and many qualified nurses alike.’

Alan Simpson
Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing, City University London

In a world where conceptual clarity for Mental Health Nursing remains elusive, it is refreshing to come across a text that presents a range of conceptual options that are available to Students and Registered Practitioners alike. Backed up with plenty of references for follow-up this book provides an invaluable resource for those wanting to enquire more deeply into the thinking behind our Practice.

Mr Fred Ehresmann
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
November 9, 2016

A very user friendly book packed with a wide range of sections useful for pre reg mental health nursing students

Vickie Glass
School of Nursing,Midwifery & Interper, University Campus Suffolk
March 24, 2016

This is a very accessible text which gives a good overview of various theories in mental health practice. Depth of the discussions make this a book which strikes a good balance

Ms Zoe Cowie
HSC, Bournemouth University
October 6, 2015

This is a highly readable text that brings both theory and policy to life. Students are guided through complex theories and approaches and provided with access to a further sources of information to support their study. I will be recommending this text.

Ms Sarah Jane Bowman
Community Studies, Truro & Penwith College
September 23, 2015

This text breaks presents theories in a concise way with useful case examples and a short chapter summary which makes this a very accessible book.

Mr Scott Macpherson
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
June 19, 2015

A useful resource for student mental health nurses

Mr Mark Gillespie
School of Nursing, University of the West of Scotland
May 14, 2015

This is a very helpful book for undergraduate students interested in mental health. Key theoretical positions are given sufficient attention to act as an introductory reader, with helpful and useful references for further exploration.
The fact that the editors have added chapters on compassion and public health etc. show a clear understanding of the breadth of theoretical positions inherent in mental health work. A really good book

Mr Ian McGonagle
Faculty of Social Science, Lincoln University
March 26, 2015

An excellent book which gives a comprehensive overview of the more contemporaray models used in mental health nursing. The case studies provide an excellent vehicle in which to place the theories into a context of practice. the book provides a balnced view on the benefits and disadvantages of each one. I have used this book to help facilitate my learning and teaching on several occassions. It has not gathered any dust yet.

Mr Paul Smith
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
March 10, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Philosophy of Mental Health


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