Practical Care Planning For Personalised Mental Health Care
- Open University Press
- Publication Date:
- 01 July 2012
- Health Systems & Services
"This book is an excellent resource which brings together the essential elements of contemporary mental health practice, providing students with practical and values-based guidance for a range of clinical specialties. The language used throughout is accessible and practice-focused case studies provide stimulus for critical reflection. The principles of recovery and person-centred communication are threaded throughout and guides to care-planning allow the student to navigate through the complexity of balancing personalised care with legal and policy requirements". (Dr Jeanette Hewitt, Lecturer, Swansea University, UK). "This book provides readers with practical examples on how personalised mental healthcare can be achieved in practice. The authors bring to the text their own personal experiences which will benefit learners and enable them to see how theory can be applied in a practical way to resolve complex problems". (Michael Nash, Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland). "This book is a useful tool for anyone studying mental health. It gives information about the governmental policies which have shaped mental health practice. The framework of the care plan process is described and useful case studies and examples of care plans from various mental health areas are given in each chapter! The reflection exercises and activities set by the authors will help students to understand how to apply the theory to practice". (Deborah Wilson, Mental Health Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK). This accessible book offers those working in mental health settings a practical guide to writing great care plans. With chapters on care planning in primary care, community care and acute care, each chapter highlights the challenges of care planning, the evidence available in each area, the knowledge needed by the practitioner and the skills needed to work with clients. With the necessary evidence, knowledge and skills provided throughout, this book includes: dedicated chapters on each of the main settings; practical advice, case study examples and tips for students and practitioners; and, sample care plans for the most common conditions/scenarios. "Practical Care Planning for Personalised Mental Health Care" is essential reading for mental health nurses in initial training, and qualified staff looking for a practical guide to support CPD study or practice development. It will also be valuable for those students doing mental health pathways or placements. Contributors of this title include: Alison Owen Traynor, Brynley Williams, Carl Benton, Marie O'Boyle-Duggan, Marie Yuen, Mark Jukes, Matt Phillips, Neil Robdale, Rowenna Spencer and Thomas Currid.