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Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Ian Hulatt

Policy determines much of what nurses actually do on a daily basis, which means it is essential for nurses to engage with policy if they are to understand their own practice. Mental health nursing in particular has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past fifty years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of mental health policy to students and experienced practitioners. The book covers a broad range of areas, including settings for care and the historical context, policy affecting various diagnoses and service user groups, and how policy is translated into action. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

It will be essential reading for pre-registration mental health nursing students, and valuable to those working in practice who want to gain an understanding of policy.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Publish Date: May 16th, 2014
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.80in - 6.70in - 0.80in - 1.25lb
  • EAN: 9781446252505
  • Categories: Nursing - Psychiatric & Mental HealthMental Health
Praise for this book

Understanding the impact and implications of policy on mental health practice is an essential part of our work, particularly at a time of considerable and turbulent change. This book is grounded in informed and accessible information that will help make sense of the complexity that is political reform in the field of mental health practice.

--Sally Hardy, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Practice Innovation, London South Bank University

'This book offers a range of differing perspectives on mental health policy. I like the mixture of exercises available in particular - these will help prompt reflection and discussion for the reader.'


--Angelina Chadwick, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, University of Salford
...I found the chapter overviews helpful and the various authors a plus. The reflective activities will be valuable to the student in self-reflection, as we all tend to learn more once presented with a different view from our own and are made to reflect on that view...Anyone working in nursing, from the student, the novice nurse, to the experienced nurse should read this book...
--Evelyn Martin, Senior Lecturer, West Virginia University, USA