Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing

Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing

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Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing provides new insights into many aspects of the CPN's work. Written by a practising CPN , this is a lively and easy-to-read introduction to the key debates in community mental health, covering issues including: * professional identity * the community and the role of the nurse * teaching, assessment and clinical supervision * good practice and the concept of risk * mental health promotion * user involvement * treatment, from medication to psychosocial interventions. This text is essential reading for students and those undertaking further training as CPN's. In addition, practising nurses and other professionals will find it useful in developing their own reflective practice as well as offering a useful overview of an increasingly important area of nursing.Reflection In Chapter 2, I described a little disagreement I once had with a practice manager about the accuracy of information our ... patients on lithium to attend our local day hospitala#39;s lithium clinic was an example of the consultant psychiatristsa#39; empire-building. ... Now, it reads as an essay in the management of change and readers may detect signs of separation anxiety in this rather bitter little article.

Title:Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing
Author:Tony Gillam
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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