To date this field has been dominated by US texts. This is a British textbook for students of nursing, sociology and gerontology. It is a multi-authored, multi-disciplinary text which applies theory and research to the practical care of elderly people with mental health problems. It adopts a client-centred and research-orientated approach. The multi-disciplinary approach is important because care of the elderly is shared among so many professionals. The book is divided into 4 sections: mental health, old age and society, understanding mental health problems in later life, therapeutic interventions, and organisation of care. The market for this book is growing as the ageing population expands.
By Ian J. Norman, BA, MSc, PhD, DipAppSocStud, CQSW, RMN, RNMH, RGN, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, King's College London, UK; and Sally J. Redfern, BSc, PhD, RGN, Director, Nursing Research Unit, King's College London, UK
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