Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying Mental Health Skills by Anthony Harrison, Chris Hart

By Anthony Harrison, Chris Hart

Psychological well-being is a major factor in delivering powerful nursing deal with sufferers in clinic and home settings. Non-mental well-being nursing employees frequently lack the boldness, wisdom and abilities to successfully meet the psychological wellbeing and fitness wishes of sufferers who're experiencing psychiatric difficulties and mental misery. psychological well-being take care of Nurses: employing psychological overall healthiness abilities within the normal health facility offers a step by step advisor for you to aid nurses establish those wishes and tackle them in practice.The first a part of psychological overall healthiness take care of Nurses: utilising psychological health and wellbeing talents within the common sanatorium explores the context of psychological future health care in health center and home settings and gives a realistic framework for evaluation, making plans and supply of psychological healthiness care. the second one half explores particular subject matters comparable to self-harm and suicide prevention, taking care of the sufferer showing tough behaviour, maternal and perinatal psychological illnesses, psychological illnesses linked to previous age, temper issues, and illicit drug and alcohol dependence.

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G. ), in extreme cases, where the patient is at risk, psychotropic medication can be used – see Chapter 12 for more detailed information MHCC01 02/12/2005 14:55 Page 17 MHCC01 02/12/2005 14:55 Page 18 18 Mental Health Care for Nurses Mental health assessment Assessment has four overall objectives (Barker, 1997): ᭿ ᭿ ᭿ ᭿ Measurement – gaining information on the scale or size of a problem. Clarification – understanding the context or conditions of the problem. Explanation – exploring the possible cause, purpose or function of the problem.

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MHCC02 02/12/2005 14:54 Page 37 Psychological Responses to Illness and Injury 37 have lost control due to the enforced alterations and adjustments that may have to be made to their life. A further influence on health, the concept of ill health, recovery and coping, is the theoretical concept known as ‘health locus of control theory’ (Grady & Wallston, 1990; Sarafino, 1994). 1). Understanding the person’s individual locus of control can help the professional to appreciate what may be behind certain behaviours and can also provide a basis for determining how much or what type of information the person may require about their illness.

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