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Essential mental health nursing skills 

Essential mental health nursing skills
Chapter:
Essential mental health nursing skills
Author(s):

Patrick Callaghan

, Madeline O’Carroll

, Richard Gray

, Dan Bressington

, Helen Waldock

, Ben Hannigan

, Peter Ryan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Madeline O’Carroll

, Madeline O’Carroll

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Richard Gray

, Dan Bressington

, Helen Waldock

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Helen Waldock

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Patrick Callaghan

, Ben Hannigan

, and Peter Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703853.003.0002
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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter describes core skills, practice issues, and delivery models for safe and effective mental health nursing care. Core skills are those that mental health nurses will be expected to use routinely. They are central to mental health nursing practice, and include skills that address specific and often challenging issues encountered when caring for people diagnosed with common mental health problems, and also when providing care for those coping with specific circumstances, such as homelessness. Practice issues are concerned with those elements of care delivery that are expected of mental health nurses. Many of these issues are enshrined in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of practice and local and national mental health policies (e.g. discharge planning). Common models of service delivery are outlined, paying particular attention to the role of the mental health nurse working within these services.

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