Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing: A Guide for Students in Practice

Author: Gemma Stacey


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  • ISBN: 9780702043031
  • Author: Gemma Stacey
  • Publ Date: 2012-09-04
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  • Pages: 264
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 7009

Table of Contents :

Section 1 Preparation for practice placement experience 1 Mental health services and nursing: development and practice 2 Introduction to the nature and impact of mental health problems 3 Principles of contemporary mental health practice 4 Mental health practice learning 5 The practicalities of mental health placements Section 2 Practice-based learning and placement learning opportunities 6 Broad skills for mental health nursing 7 Forming, maintaining and ending therapeutic relationships 8 Collaborative approach to nursing: assessment and care planning 9 Working with people to make choices about their treatment 10 Working with people who hear voices or express unusual beliefs 11 Working with people who are anxious or low in mood 12 Assessing and managing risk 13 Handling difficult situations 14 Demonstrating leadership in a mental health setting Section 3 Reflecting on practice learning 15 The service user experience 16 Turning challenges into opportunities in mental health placements Appendix 1: Common acronyms used in mental health settings Appendix 2: jargon buster


Worried about your Mental Health placement. Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. "Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing" covers the following areas: a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a mental health placement; helps to make the most of learning opportunities; explains how to develop mental health competencies; narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like; honest discussion of the challenges of a mental health placement to help avoid problems; advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise; and, keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health services.


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