Theories for Mental Health Nursing
A Guide for Practice
- Theo Stickley - University of Nottingham, UK
- Nicola Wright - Nottingham University, UK
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.
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This text is an excellent background reading text when considering the different approaches to explaining mental health and its presentation. It is clearly written and it gives several different approaches to explaining how people can present differently with mental health problems.
This is an intelligently written book, accessible to those new to mental health nursing as well as those undertaking further study. It is up-to- date with a comprehensively presented writing style.
I have used case studies in this book to illustrate different models of mental health. It is a useful book because it doesn't just describe different theories (medical, social, psychological etc.) it provides some practical examples to encourage wider thinking.
I'm recommending this book to students as it covers many of the areas relevant to this module. I like the writing style and the way it's presented.
I would recommend this book to any student nurse entering the field of mental health. It is a straightforward read which makes some quite complex theories accessible to all.
Very useful text. Students have been made aware of this book as a good foundation.
A little challenging for first year undergraduates, I think, but the inclusion of focal discussions on topical issues of mindfulness, recovery, compassion and values are highly relevant.
Thorough introduction to the different theories of mental health nursing. It is well-written and relates the different theories to elements of practice making it a good text-book for developing student understanding of different aspects of mental illness.
This book is for the 'Psychosocial Skills for Assessment and Recovery' module rather than this one
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Philosophy of Mental Health