T. Allen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (18 of 21)
Location: Swindon UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,091,913 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 21
Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nu&hellip by Phil Woods
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not practical, 18 April 2009
Glancing at the list of contents for this title i was hopeful that it would provide at least a little of what i was looking for i.e a sound practical guide that i could use everyday to improve my understanding of key issues and as an aid to improve my daily practice in the area of risk assessment & management. Dissapointed therefore to find this title a somewhat confusing mixture of theoretical academia and the blindingly obvious (i.e such pearls as "a depressed individual may be at increased risk of suicide!". If you want to theorise buy it, if you want sound hands on advice in the daily reality of practice, best avoid.
Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing (Oxford H&hellip by Patrick Callaghan
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I'm sorry but this book just doesn't cut the mustard. The Oxford Handbooks series are usually first class and above all comprehensive. This title sadly is an exception. I would say inadequate coverage across the range even at student level where it may just pass as an aide memoire with its lists and bullet points. Look to the handbook of psychiatry for much more useful and in-depth guidance.