Mental Health in Emergency Care (Paperback)
Mental Health in Emergency Care takes a practical, scenario-based approach to help students and recent graduates hone their knowledge and skills to address the mental health needs of people presenting to emergency care settings.
Featuring typical presentations across community, pre-hospital and hospital contexts, the scenarios demonstrate how clinicians can identify underlying mental health issues that can often go undetected and contribute to poor health outcomes.
Mental Health in Emergency Care provides a framework for thinking about mental health in emergency settings, and how to develop mental health knowledge and skills that can be applied in order to provide more holistic care to all patients.
- Emphasis on mental health core principles for practice - recovery, person-centered, trauma informed care, collaborative practice, cultural safety
- Focus on essential mental health nursing skills and the importance of mental health triage and assessment as part of a comprehensive approach
- 18 scenarios written for clinicians, by clinicians, based on typical presentations across community, pre-hospital and hospital contexts
- Red flags for possible mental health issues provide practical support
- Includes lived experience perspectives for in-depth understanding
- Provides relevant information on what to say and what to do in an emergency setting
- A focus on self-care within emergency care settings
- An eBook included with print purchase