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Mental Health

A Person-Centred Approach

By Nicholas Procter (Edited by), Terry Froggatt (Edited by), Denise McGarry (Edited by), Rhonda Wilson (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 370 pages
Other Information: 7 colour illus. 1 map
Published In: United Kingdom, 20 December 2013
Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach aligns leading mental health research with the human connections that can and should be made in mental health care. It seeks to deepen readers' understanding of themselves, the work they do, and how this intersects with the lives and crises of people with mental illness. This book adopts a storytelling approach, which encourages engagement with the lives and needs of consumers and carers in mental health. Each chapter features learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, extension activities and further reading. Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach is a comprehensive resource which utilises fresh thinking to support the development of safe, high-quality, person-centred care in both the Australian and New Zealand context.

Table of Contents

Foreword Margot O'Donnell and Mary O'Hagan; 1. Introduction to mental health and mental illness: human connectedness and the collaborative consumer narrative Nicholas Procter, Amy Baker, Kirsty Grocke and Monika Ferguson; 2. Learning through human connectedness on clinical placement: translation to practice Denise McGarry; 3. Maori mental health Jacquie Kidd, Kerri Butler and Reina Harris; 4. The social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians Debra Hocking; 5. Assessment of mental health and mental illness Terry Froggatt and Susan Liersch; 6. Legal and ethical aspects in mental health care Helen P. Hamer, A. J. O'Brien and Debra Lampshire; 7. Mental health and substance use Rhonda L. Wilson; 8. Nutrition, physical health and behaviour change Denise McGarry; 9. Mental health of people of migrant and refugee background Nicholas Procter, Asma Babakarkhil, Amy Baker and Monika Ferguson; 10. Gender, sexuality and mental health Helen P. Hamer, Joe MacDonald, Jane Barrington and Debra Lampshire; 11. Mental health of children and young people Rhonda L. Wilson and Serena Riley; 12. Mental health of older people Helen P. Hamer, Debra Lampshire and Sue Thomson; 13. Rural and regional mental health Rhonda L. Wilson; 14. Mental health in the interprofessional context Denise McGarry and Anne Storey; 15. Conclusions: looking to practice Nicholas Procter.

About the Author

Professor Nicholas Procter PhD MBA Grad Dip Adult Ed BA CertAdvClinNsg RN is the University of South Australia inaugural Chair: Mental Health Nursing and convener of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research Group located within the Sansom Institute for Health Research. Dr Helen Hamer is a senior lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Auckland. Ms Denise McGarry is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Charles Sturt University. Dr Rhonda Wilson is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing within the School of Health at the University of New England. Dr Terry Froggatt is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Wollongong.

EAN: 9781107667723
ISBN: 1107667720
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.05 x 2.03 centimetres (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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