Mental Health : A Person-centred Approach

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Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach equips students with the tools to provide exceptional person-focused care when supporting improved mental health of diverse communities. The third edition has been updated and restructured to provide a more logical and comprehensive guide to mental health practice.

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ISBN 9781108984621
Author

Procter N

Publisher

Edition

3RD

Binding

Paperback

Weight 1.09 kg
Dimensions 2.6 × 20.3 × 25.4 cm

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Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach equips students with the tools they need to provide exceptional person-focused care when supporting improved mental health of diverse communities.The third edition has been updated and restructured to provide a more logical and comprehensive guide to mental health practice. It includes new chapters on trauma-informed care, different mental health conditions and diagnoses, suicide and self-harm and the mental health of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Significant updates have been made to the chapters on the social and emotional well-being of First Nations Australians and mental health assessment. Taking a narrative approach, the text interweaves personal stories from consumers, carers and workers with lived experience. Each chapter contains ‘Translation to Practice’ and ‘Interprofessional Perspective’ boxes, reflection questions and end-of-chapter questions and activities to test students’ understanding of key theories. Written by experts in the field, Mental Health remains an essential, person-centred resource for mental health students.

About the author
Nicholas Procter PhD MBA GradDip Adult Ed BA CertAdvClinNsg RN CMHN. Nicholas is the University of South Australia’s Inaugural Chair: Mental Health Nursing and director of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group, located within UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences. Rhonda L. Wilson RN BNSc NM(Hons) PhD. Rhonda is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. She is also Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Massey University, New Zealand. She is proudly Wiradjuri, raised on Anaiwan land and lives and works respectfully on Darkingjung Country. Rhonda is an internationally regarded mental health nursing academic with collaborations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Europe, UK and USA. She has a wide experience in clinical mental health nursing in rural and regional Australia, and in teaching nursing and mental health curricula to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her main research focus is in mental health, digital health and First Nations social and emotional well-being to design and support innovative digital health interventions suitable for promotion of mental health, well-being and recovery among diverse and hard-to-reach populations throughout the world. Helen P. Hamer is an independent consultant with many years of experience in mental health nursing, and Fellow of Te Ao Maramatanga: New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses. Helen’s research focuses on citizenship, social justice and social inclusion for people with mental health problems. Helen is recognised internationally as a leader in the development of consumers as co-researchers and academics, and the facilitation of recovery-focused and trauma-informed practice. Helen holds honorary lecturer positions at the University of Auckland, School of Nursing and at Yale University, Programme for Recovery and Community Health, Department of Psychiatry. Denise McGarry is a credentialled mental health nurse and a fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. She teaches at the University of Tasmania in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine as a lecturer in mental health nursing. In this capacity she enjoys working with undergraduate and postgraduate students. Mark Loughhead is the inaugural lecturer of lived experience in mental health within the Nursing and Midwifery Program at the University of South Australia. His work aims to promote lived experience perspectives relating to personal recovery and person-centred care, and how mental health supports and systems can be redesigned with lived experience leadership and co-production. Mark is a lived experience leader within the University’s Mental Health Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group. Here, he guides research and education relating to the lived experience workforce and the recovery orientated practice skills of learned experience/ clinical workforces. His background includes 25 years experience in community mental health education, consumer advocacy and tertiary education.

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