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Physical Healthcare and Promotion in Mental Health Nursing
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Physical Healthcare and Promotion in Mental Health Nursing



March 2015 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
It is essential for mental health nurses to understand the physical health needs of people with mental health disorders in order to provide holistic care. Yet these people often have their physical health needs unrecognised or poorly managed. This book is a practical and informative guide to the physical health care of people with mental health illnesses. It covers a range of health-promotion strategies, including exercise, diet and oral health, and assessment, intervention and skills for common physical disorders found in people with mental-health problems. It takes a recovery perspective and emphasises the importance of communication and collaborative care for adherence to healthy lifestyles.
 
Introduction
 
The determinants of poor physical health in people with mental health problems
 
The physical health assessment in mental health nursing
 
Physical health promotion, communication and the therapeutic alliance
 
The care and management of cardiovascular disorders
 
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus
 
Respiratory disorders
 
Substance misuse and physical health in mental health
 
Side effects of psychotropic drugs and their management
 
Diet, exercise and sleep in health promotion for mental health
 
Glossary

This is a really good pre reg book for mental health nursing around physical health. It covers all the key areas and its in a easy format for the students to understand the key concepts.

Mr Simon Hall
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
October 25, 2016

Details sent to Christopher Goldie April 2016.

Alison Cavanagh
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Salford University
April 22, 2016

This book covers the most common physical health issues experienced by those with mental health issues.
The book is written in accessible language and helpfully mapped against the NMC education standards. The book has a good range of learning activities to help the reader assimulate the learning in text.

Mr Paul McCreary
Department of Mental Health Nursing, Bucks New University
March 3, 2016

This book covers the most common physical health issues experienced by those with mental health issues.
The book is written in accessible language and helpfully mapped against the NMC education standards. The book has a good range of learning activitties to help the reader assimulate the learning in text.

Mr Paul McCreary
Department of Mental Health Nursing, Bucks New University
March 3, 2016

Well put together text. Good rationales provided for why mental health nurses need to learn physical health skills.

Miss Jennifer Louise Deighton
Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
December 7, 2015

I love the way these Transforming Nursing Practice books are set out. The Case Studies and Activities really help the reader to engage with the theory, while the further reading is concise and well selected. This will be a useful text in helping mental health students understand relevant and pertinent points regarding physical healthcare and promotion.

Mr Scott Gerrard Macpherson
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
June 22, 2015

I have reccomended this book for mental health field student nurses who are undertaking a physical care skills module as an optional module at the end of their 3 year degree programme, they have found it very useful

Mrs Georgina Ritchie
school of health , University of Central Lancashire
June 22, 2015

Cracking book to supplement our skill days and skills.net resource.

It also supports our assessment in year two.

Easy to understand and relevant to practice.

Mr Simon Hall
Mental Health Nursing, University of The West of England
June 2, 2015

Great easy to use text for all mental health nurses.

Ms Pepsi Takawira
Mental Health & Learning Disability (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
May 8, 2015

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Stan Mutsatsa

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

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