Emergencies in Mental Health Nursing

Emergencies in Mental Health Nursing

Patrick Callaghan

Print publication date: Oct 2012

ISBN: 9780199561414

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource provides a practical, accessible guide for mental health nurses confronted with emergencies so as to enable them to manage these emergencies in a therapeutic, safe and legally proper manner. As with all emergencies, the immediate care of patients with mental health problems must be simple and quick, and so this resource comprises easy to read bulletted short notes with an emphasis on establishing the diagnosis while maintaining a high index of suspicion.