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Mental Health Policy for Nurses

This book provides a comprehensive overview of mental health policy. The detailed debate and analysis presented in each chapter leave the reader in no doubt of the significant influence policy has in shaping mental health services, the role of the mental health nurse and the expectations of service users

This book provides a comprehensive overview of mental health policy. The detailed debate and analysis presented in each chapter leave the reader in no doubt of the significant influence policy has in shaping mental health services, the role of the mental health nurse and the expectations of service users.

Chapters vary in their focus; providing either an overview of policy related to a specific client group, such as dementia, or on structural and social aspects of mental health services, including service user involvement and the European perspective.

Each chapter starts with a helpful overview from the editor. This summary creates cohesion in a text which addresses such a large and complex subject matter.

Each chapter ends with reflective questions that stimulate the reader to examine their own practice, values and implications for wider mental health services. It would be of interest for both qualified nurses and students.

The book has an impressive author list consisting of many mental health nurses who are leaders in their field. This contributes to a book which is relevant, informative and stimulating.

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