Mental health nursing skills

Harvey, Nikki (2017) Mental health nursing skills. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Burton, Patricia, and Harvey, Nichole, (eds.) Skills in Clinical Nursing. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 651-672.

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[Extract] Mental illness is a condition that is characterised by a clinically significant disturbance, whether it be temporary or permanent, of thought, mood, behaviour and/or perception. One in five Australians experience a mental health problem every year (SANE Australia, 20 l 4a). The World Health Organization (2015) defines mental disorders as being characterised by a combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others, such as schizophrenia, depression or disorders due to drug abuse. Dr Mark Cross, Clinical Director of Psychiatry at Liverpool Hospital, believes that mental illness is one of the very few illnesses that does not discriminate; anyone can become mentally ill, no matter their gender, race, social standing or financial status (Willes & O'Clery, 2014).

Item ID: 50902
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-4860-1197-1
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 00:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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