Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing
By Tony Gillam
Routledge – 2001 – 160 pages
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.
1. Who Was That Masked Man? - The Identity of the Community Psychiatric Nurse 2. No Such Thing as Society - Sociological Aspects of Community Psychiatric Nursing 3. A Day in the Life - The Role of the CPN 4. Learning in Lay-Bys - Teaching and Assessing 5. Risky Business - Risk-Taking and Safe Practice 6. If You're Happy and You Know It - Promoting Positive Mental Health 7. Totally Atypical Taste - Coming to Terms with Newer Treatments 8. We Are Family - Family Interventions 9. True Colours - Working with Primary Care 10. Reintegration Through Creativity Conclusion