Communication Skills For Mental Health Nurses

An introduction

Author: Morrissey, Jean,Callaghan, Patrick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523870X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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A fantastic introductory guide for mental health nursing students who wish to develop and hone their communication skills.

Engagement and Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905265

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Being able to engage with service users and communicate effectively is a fundamental skill identified by the NMC and required of all mental health nurses. The reality is that building rapport and developing therapeutic relationships does not come instinctively for everyone. The authors have responded to this with a book that explains the different communication theories and models and goes on to show students how they work in the real world. Innovative exercises encourage reflection and enable students to practice their developing communication skills as they progress. Throughout the book the authors are focussed on promoting recovery and have put the service user at the centre of the discussion, ensuring that their voice is heard. Key features: - Covers the communication content of the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration degree-level nursing education - Focussed on promoting recovery and adopts a person-centred approach - Interactive style using realistic scenarios and case studies making theory easy to apply to practice - Includes a chapter co-authored by a service user offering a unique insight.

Communication Skills in Mental Health Care

An Introduction

Author: Dr. Xavier Coll

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781846195167

Category: Medical

Page: 174

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Communicating effectively when addressing psychiatric and psychological problems in everyday practice can be difficult. This book provides a clear and concise guide on how to run consultations, using the Calgary-Cambridge Model The model is applied to an extensive variety of mental health conditions, ranging from taking a good psychiatric history to specialist scenarios such as working with families and young people or breaking bad news in mental health. There are also practical and comprehensive chapters on anxiety, depression, psychosis, risk to self, mental capacity, dealing with emotions and mental health consultations in primary care. An accompanying DVD enhances knowledge and promotes greater understanding through a series of simulated consultations which explore and answer the OSCE questions posed in the text. The practical, accessible and comprehensive approach helps clinicians increase their confidence in mental health consultations. It is also of great benefit to students wishing to improve their clinical skills and ultimately to pass their exams. Effective communication skills are the essence of good health care practice. Health care professionals with effective communication skills receive fewer complaints from patients and their relatives. They also carry out more efficient consultations, enjoy a more satisfactory working life and produce improved patient health outcomes.

Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

Aesthetic and Metaphoric Processes in the Engagement with Challenging Patients

Author: Shira Birnbaum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135199803X

Category: Medical

Page: 84

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This book introduces an innovative technique for therapeutic communication in mental health nursing, expanding the toolkit for nurses seeking to engage challenging patients who have not responded to more conventional therapeutic methods. Linking nursing communication to current research on metaphor and figuration, it is illustrated with accessible clinical examples. Metaphor is a key component of talk-based psychotherapies. But many of the patients whom nurses encounter in the inpatient setting are not good candidates for talk-based approaches, at least initially, because they are violent, withdrawn, highly regressed, or otherwise lacking a vocabulary to convey thoughts and feelings. This book offers specific clinical examples of an approach called the "gestural bridge." This is a method for structuring games and physical activities which connect metaphorically to a patient’s personal themes, activating narrative and observational agency and enabling an exchange of meaning to begin at a time when conventional language is not available. Rooted in what nursing theorists have called the "embodied" or "aesthetic" way of knowing, this approach is both specific and easily grasped. Drawing from contemporary work in literary theory, semiotics, metaphor theory, cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the arts, Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing is important reading for advanced-level practitioners, students, and researchers interested in communication and relationship-building in nursing.

Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Andrew Clifton,Steve Hemingway,Anne Felton,Gemma Stacey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118880218

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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"This book is an accessible evidence-based introduction to the role of the mental health nurse. This comprehensive overview explores concepts of mental health and distress, ethics and accountability, key nursing models to be aware of, and the prevalence, predisposing factors and features of the most commonly occurring mental health problems"--Provided by publisher.

Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills

Author: Madeline O'Carroll,Alistair Robert James Park

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723433488

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book will help to identify the skills and resources that students already have and show how these can be developed into the essential skills needed for nursing in the mental health practice environment. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing but focusses on the practical aspects, providing an easily understandable guide to what to do and how to do it. It also provides a practical framework that can be applied in any setting. Examples are given to show how skills can be applied across the diversity of modern mental health nursing. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills is also designed to be taken into the practice environment so that it can easily be referred to it when learning a skill.

Nursing and Mental Health Care

An introduction for all fields of practice

Author: Steve Trenoweth,Terry Docherty,Joseph Franks,Reuben Pearce

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844457842

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.

Mental Health Nursing

An Evidence Based Introduction

Author: Steven Pryjmachuk

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1849200726

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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This book introduces students to the core skills and essential knowledge needed to deliver high-quality mental health care.

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Maddie Burton,Erica Pavord,Briony Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905133

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Anyone who works within children and adolescent mental health services will tell you what a challenging and complex world it is. To help prepare you, the authors have produced a clear introduction to child and adolescent mental health that takes you step-by-step on a journey through the subject. Beginning with the foundations, the book explores the common mental health concepts and influences that you can expect to encounter examining topics like the difference between emotional and mental health issues and how mental health problems develop. It then moves on to explore the vital skills that you will need to develop like effective communication and basic counselling skills, and introduces some of the common interventions like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic theory and Family work. Written by a multi-disciplinary team of passionate and experienced experts, the book strikes an effective balance between introducing the relevant theory and showing how this can be applied in the real world. It is an essential starting point to the subject of child and adolescent mental health and suitable for any students planning to support this group.

Communication in Nursing and Healthcare

A Guide for Compassionate Practice

Author: Iris Gault,Jean Shapcott,Armin Luthi,Graeme Reid

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987342

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Communication is an essential skill for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals when delivering care to patients and their families. With its unique and practical approach, this new textbook will support students throughout the three years of their degree programme and on into practice, focussing on how to develop person-centredness and compassionate and collaborative care. Key features include: * students' experiences and stories from service users and patients to help readers relate theory to practice * reflective exercises to help students think critically about their communication skills * learning objectives and chapter summaries for revision * interactive activities directly linked to the Values Exchange Community website

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care

Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis,Margaret Jordan Halter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455706612

Category: Medical

Page: 581

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This focused approach to psychiatric mental health provides you with an uncomplicated way to understand the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Inside you'll find two themes of psychiatric mental health nursing: the How of Communication and the Why of Evidence. You will also find easy-to-understand explanations of the research that applies to psychiatric nursing issues and how to incorporate this evidence into everyday care.

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297837

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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In order to give high quality care it is essential that mental health nurses have a solid grasp of the most common therapies and interventions used in mental healthcare. If nurses understand what the various interventions involve then they will be much better equipped to support patients through their recovery. This is a practical, engaging introduction to the major psychosocial interventions that demonstrates to students what the interventions are, why they are important and how they can be used. Key features - Interactive approach through realistic case studies that show how interventions can work to promote recovery - A patient centred approach considers the social as well as psychological aspects of mental healthcare - Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that readers can see how they are meeting their professional requirements - Activities throughout challenge the reader to think critically and develop graduate skills

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Author: Marc Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473954959

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up. Key features: · Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection · Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse · Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446293777

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sheila L. Videbeck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781760331

Category: Medical

Page: 561

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"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.

Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Author: Ian Hulatt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905168

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

Communication in Nursing

Author: Julia Balzer Riley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323354157

Category:

Page: 392

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Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today s nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new "Active Learning" feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients all in an easy-to-read magazine layout.QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care."Moments of Connection" boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.""Reflections on..."" boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice."Wit & Wisdom" boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes keep your attention by providing moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice.Exercisesthroughout each chapter help you master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills.NEW! "Active Learning" feature in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading.NEW! Exercises in each chapter, including reflective journaling, remediation, online and group activities, and discussion topics, help facilitate various learning types.NEW and UPDATED! Additional QSEN exercises and an updated QSEN preface highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients.NEW! Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.NEW! Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! New content on healthy grief and the issues of death denial and death phobia and professional boundaries related to social media.NEW! Coverage of the most current research about the importance of self-care.NEW! Explains the importance of the concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses. "

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional

Concepts and Techniques

Author: Gwen Marram Van Servellen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834207660

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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This textbook provides the kind of comprehensive and in-depth preparation your students need to communicate optimally with patients, families, and fellow providers. Combining principles and practical applications, this text shows students how to apply communication techniques to patient care. It contains specific examples from many health care disciplines and is appropriate for all students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other allied health professions. Complete with chapter objectives, real-life examples and sample dialogue, and a glossary defining over 100 words and terms essential to the field of communication.

An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions

Author: Helena Priest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136644075

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Caring is at the core of what nurses and other health professionals do. But caring encompasses more than simply looking after people’s physical health needs. People requiring any health service will have psychological needs that affect their feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Good psychological care can even help improve physical health outcomes. An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions explains and promotes the importance of psychological care for people when they become physically ill, giving a sound theoretical basis to ensure care is evidence-based. It encourages the reader to think about the effects of illness and disability on patients, and to understand what can be done to identify and minimise any difficulties they might be experiencing in these areas. The chapters cover: the meaning and elements of care and holistic care; a model of psychological care in practice; the personal qualities and skills of carers that best underpin psychological care delivery, and how these might be enhanced; the knowledge needed for effective psychological caregiving; psychological care as it might be practised in a range of health care settings. This text contains key learning points, practical activities, reflective exercises and case illustrations. It is ideal for student and practising nurses, and health professionals who would like to improve their care for patients in this essential area.

Emergencies in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Patrick Callaghan,Helen Waldock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199561419

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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A vital tool for any mental health nurse who provides emergency or crisis care, offering easy access to key guidelines and management strategies. The standardised layout, portable format and bullet-point style allows for quick reference.