'A very useful book covering a comprehensive array of theories.'
‘It is important for mental health nurses to be able to consider the various forces and dynamics that might be in play when working with service users and colleagues. This book provides a very useful summary of a range of theories that help do just that and will be of great use and interest to mental health nursing students and many qualified nurses alike.’
Introduces our healthcare practice students to new and relevant theory which may facilitate them with their journey into nursing.
Learners on the access course found this a very useful book. It enabled them to link theory to practice, was written in a style that suited learners at level 3. Many continued to use it when they progressed onto their first year of their mental health nursing degree.
In a world where conceptual clarity for Mental Health Nursing remains elusive, it is refreshing to come across a text that presents a range of conceptual options that are available to Students and Registered Practitioners alike. Backed up with plenty of references for follow-up this book provides an invaluable resource for those wanting to enquire more deeply into the thinking behind our Practice.
A very user friendly book packed with a wide range of sections useful for pre reg mental health nursing students
This is a very accessible text which gives a good overview of various theories in mental health practice. Depth of the discussions make this a book which strikes a good balance
This is a highly readable text that brings both theory and policy to life. Students are guided through complex theories and approaches and provided with access to a further sources of information to support their study. I will be recommending this text.
This text breaks presents theories in a concise way with useful case examples and a short chapter summary which makes this a very accessible book.
A useful resource for student mental health nurses
This is a very helpful book for undergraduate students interested in mental health. Key theoretical positions are given sufficient attention to act as an introductory reader, with helpful and useful references for further exploration.
The fact that the editors have added chapters on compassion and public health etc. show a clear understanding of the breadth of theoretical positions inherent in mental health work. A really good book
An excellent book which gives a comprehensive overview of the more contemporaray models used in mental health nursing. The case studies provide an excellent vehicle in which to place the theories into a context of practice. the book provides a balnced view on the benefits and disadvantages of each one. I have used this book to help facilitate my learning and teaching on several occassions. It has not gathered any dust yet.
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This text is an excellent background reading text when considering the different approaches to explaining mental health and its presentation. It is clearly written and it gives several different approaches to explaining how people can present differently with mental health problems.
This is an intelligently written book, accessible to those new to mental health nursing as well as those undertaking further study. It is up-to- date with a comprehensively presented writing style.
I have used case studies in this book to illustrate different models of mental health. It is a useful book because it doesn't just describe different theories (medical, social, psychological etc.) it provides some practical examples to encourage wider thinking.
I'm recommending this book to students as it covers many of the areas relevant to this module. I like the writing style and the way it's presented.
I would recommend this book to any student nurse entering the field of mental health. It is a straightforward read which makes some quite complex theories accessible to all.
Very useful text. Students have been made aware of this book as a good foundation.
A little challenging for first year undergraduates, I think, but the inclusion of focal discussions on topical issues of mindfulness, recovery, compassion and values are highly relevant.