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Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis, third edition, prepares student nurses by equipping them with innovative skills and essential knowledge for their mental health careers. It shows how to apply assessment processes to treatment practice, work with clients with a range of disorders, and apply nursing intervention strategies in order to achieve best practice outcomes.The cross section of expert authors who are both educators and professionals gives readers realistic perspectives and insights on how to work and care for consumers. This new edition has incorporated further engaging learning features to help students relate theory to practice, including multiple choice quizzes which help them test their learning.Learning FeaturesChapter overview and Learning objectives - clearly outline and direct students to what they will learnCritical Thinking Opportunity - illustrate and clarify key terms within the chapter.About the Consumer - case studies that include consumer perspectives. All include reflection questions to help students consider their own experiences.Care Planning - examples of care plans for the client to help student develop practical planning skills.Chapter summary and Discussion question to help students review the key elements of the chapter and engage in the topic via discussion with their peers.Further reading and useful websites - to assist with research and assessments.New to this EditionStreamlined to fit with the essentials required in an undergraduate course.New Chapter 18 Psychotherapeutic Essentials.Completely revised chapters: 8 - Law and Ethics and14 - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other DrugsGlossary Margin Notes help students build the vocabulary of a professional nurseTopic Link Margin Notes Highlight/cross-reference relevant topics in different chapters, making links to different interventions.

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