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Description - Pocketbook of Mental Health by Patricia Barkway

With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.

Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.

Hands on practical strategies of what to do in commonly encountered situations
A focus on recovery and person-centred care, and new material on co-occurring health problems
The latest research and evidence, including guidance on medications, scales, tools, terminology and DSM-5 updates
Case studies that provide practical examples.

New chapter: Assessing Risk
Loss and Grief chapter has a stronger focus on Trauma
Consistent structuring across disorders and medications
Increased content on ice, the therapeutic relationship, pain, the links between physical health and mental, childhood, additional/new cultural groups
Significantly more content on self-care and inter-professional practice highlighting the different roles involved.

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