Worried about your Mental Health placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?
This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.
Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing covers the following areas:
A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a mental health placement
Helps make the most of learning opportunities
Explains how to develop mental health competencies
Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
Honest discussion of the challenges of a mental health placement to help avoid problems
Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise
Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health services.
Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a mental health placement
Introduces the principles of care, support and treatment of an individual with mental health problems, linking university-learned theory to practice
Uses narratives from other students to describe what the placement will really be like
Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a mental health placement
Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a mental health placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health care.
A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
How to prepare for your placement
What you can expect to learn during a placement
Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
Case studies that link theory with practice
How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.
Edited by Gemma Stacey, MN PGCHE RN(Mental Health), Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Derby Education Centre, London Road Community Hospital, Derby, UK; Anne Felton, BA(Hons) MN PGCHE RN(Mental Health), Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK and Paul Bonham, RMN BA MA MEd, Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Derby Education Centre, London Road Community Hospital, Derby, UK
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