The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental health practice, but the contents are clearly directed towards nursing students
Brent Williams provides a compelling insight into the experience of depression told mainly through pictures
Little is added to the debate on spirituality and care by the outdated ideas in this book
Lesley Warner reviews plays with mental health themes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Self-employed nursing advisor David Harding-Price reviews Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide by Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella
Visiting teaching fellow Liam Clarke reviews Proper People: Early Asylum Life in the Worlds of Those Who were There by David Scrimgeour
Principal consultant Stephen Callaghan reviews Understanding Sociology in Nursing.
Emergency nurse Amanda Burston reviews D-A-S-H app.
As a reference guide this would be a useful resource for staff new to children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) teams, especially nursing students and student social workers. It is well referenced, with a useful policy context, web resources and key message summaries at the end of each chapter. University libraries that offer nursing, social work and health care degrees should stock several copies
This book is divided into two. Part one provides a historical and political context. Part two is practice based. While conceptualising dual diagnosis within a social paradigm, part one is still highly relevant to mental health nursing. It explores a number of models and, in particular, presents social and biomedical models with fairness and depth, examining their limits and applicability, and also revealing some potentially weak assumptions on which they are based