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Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: In Search of the Whole Person [Paperback]

Professor Philip J Barker
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21 July 2004 0748778012 978-0748778010 3
The assessment of mental health problems is vital to the successful planning and treatment for people suffering from them. This unique book provides a step-by-step giude to conducting this assessment, giving student nurses a humanistic perspective on the subject.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (21 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748778012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748778010
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Preface Part One: The Nature Of Psychosocial Assessment 1. Assessment: The Analysis Of The Obvious 2. The Interview: Purposeful Conversation 3. The History: Disentangling The Web 4. An Overview Of Assessment Methods Part Two: Some Specific Applications 5. Anxiety: The Rust Of Life 6. Mood: The Sickness Of The Soul 7. Risk: The Need For Emotional Security 8. Relationships: Crises Of The Self And Others 9. Psychosis: Tales From The Underworld 10. The Environment: Boundaries Of The Self Part Three: In Search Of The Whole Person 11. Moral And Ethical Issues In Assessment 12. The Whole Person: Reality And Challenges 13. The Holistic Assessment: Dreams And Possibilities Appendix A: The Research Development Of Assessment Instruments Appendix B: Psychosocial Assessment: A Selective Biography index

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational As Ever 3 Aug 2007
Phil Barker never ceases to inspire and to challenge, and in this book he excels. He takes you through different forms of assessment and manages to put the patient / client first in all of them (which is very rare in books which cover assessment). Even after 20 odd years of nursing when I first read this it challenged me and helped change some of my ideas and unlike many other mental health texts you can read it more than one time and think to yourself I have discovered more. This alongside his psychiatric - mental health nursing are essential for learners and qualified staff alike.
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This is a book that I found very beneficial as a student nurse. I still reference it years later as a qualified mental health nurse for guidance and support to improve patient care. It is one book of many that remain on my book shelf that I still refer to today (and I will not dispose of). Whether you are a student nurse or professional I found and still find this book very beneficial in maintaining patient focus. It is thought provoking and enables a focus of engagement. It sometimes establishes a rationale for something that you know you are already doing which is reassuring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book for assessment skills. 11 Mar 2013
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This has been a very useful book, full of ideas. Phil Barker has a great way of working with people and assessment is extremely important to get right.
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