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Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

256 pages | Learning Matters
Mental-health nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management. It has a strong emphasis on understanding the role of medicine as one of a range of treatment options, and collaborative working with patients and carers. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering law, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues.
Suzanne Waugh, University of Salford
Drug Calculations
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicines Management in Mental Health
The Therapeutic Alliance and the Promotion of Adherence to Medication
Essential Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain
Management and Treatment of Depression
Management and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Management and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
Management and Treatment of Dementias
Management and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse Disorders
Medicine Interactions
The Multidisciplinary Team in Medicines and Administration

Essential textbook in teaching Introduction to Medicine Management, found it very useful as it is pitched at an easy to understand level for first year students. I would recommend it to other student nurses and newly qualified in practice.

Mrs Dorothy Kupara
College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London
February 19, 2015

Recommended as a core reading text for Medicines management module on pre-reg BSc Nursing (Mental Health) 2nd year.

Mr Gareth Bell
School of Health and Postgrad Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
March 24, 2014

The section on calculation is distracting as we run a program that uses particular techniques and do not want our students to deviate in processing calculations.

The sections on drug adherence are useful but we would prefer concordance as a theme.

Case studies are very useful and appeal to us as we use such in teaching in general.

Ms Margaret John
School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
June 11, 2013

I have taught medicines management for several years to student nurses. And have always been passionate at instilling professional concepts covered within this book. Students have reported the book 'is user friendly and easy to understand'. Although the title identifies mental health nursing many of the concepts discussed in the text are applicable throughout all branches of nursing.

Mrs Karen Mettam
School of Nursing, University of Nottingham
January 3, 2013

Very comprehensive and easy to read

Mr Barry Williams
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
November 21, 2012

excellent text regardless of your branch/field of nursing. gives mental health branch a unique perspective of the uses and potential abuses of medication and mental health. enables such nurses to truly develop their pharmaceutical knowledge and skills base.

Mrs Karen Wild
Nursing , Keele University
November 8, 2012

I found that it was a good book with some really good information. The book however, was not for the courses that I run. I would have liked more of a link with medication and psychological management. This is an area that working with people with SMI is in need of addressing.

Mr Neil Murphy
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Salford University
September 13, 2012

This will be an excellent resource for the mental health students in the combined adult and mental health module I teach. It addresses issues they will experience in common with students in other fields of practice but essentially highlights key areas of specific relevance to the uniqueness of mental health practice.

Dr Pauline Black
School of Nursing, Ulster University
August 2, 2012

Students are now expected to have generic and field spectific knowledge of nursing. This book will facilitate the students knowledge and understanding of mental health nursing. Though the focus is on medicine management the student will have a better understanding of mental health issues as the book explains the link between mental health and medication.

Mr Swaleh Toofany
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London
July 31, 2012

I will be recommending this book to AMHP trainees who will in the main be social workers. This book covers the practical aspects of medicine in mental health in a very readable format. It is clearly set out, with good practice examples, the use of medication and what patients and carers can expect to experience. The reality for many patients that AMHPs detain to hospital is that they will be given medication and this book will provide a good knowledge base for a critical approach to medcial practice.

Ms Judith Matthews
School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University
June 25, 2012

Stan Mutsatsa

Stan Mutsatsa was a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at City University London. More About Author