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Theories for Mental Health Nursing

Theories for Mental Health Nursing
A Guide for Practice

Edited by:

November 2020 | 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
Marie Chellingsworth
Psychological Interventions in Primary Care
Patrick Callaghan
Behaviour Change Theory
Ann Childs
Integrating Body and Mind

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

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Mr Chris Palmer
School of Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 9, 2015

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.

Mr Thomas Beary
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
March 5, 2015

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.

Mrs Berni Addyman
Nursing, Bradford University
March 4, 2015

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.

Mr David Beckingham
Social Work and Social Care, University of Cumbria
March 3, 2015

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.

Mrs Laura Lowe
Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire
February 9, 2015

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.

Mrs Jayne Firestone
School of Health, University of Central Lancashire
January 26, 2015

Very useful text. Students have been made aware of this book as a good foundation.

Library informed.

Mr Brian Bell
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
October 13, 2014

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.

Mr Jim Sumpter
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
October 10, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Philosophy of Mental Health