Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing, A guide for students in practice

Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing

A guide for students in practice

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


Section 1 Preparation for practice placement experience

1 Mental health services and nursing: development and practice

2 Introduction to the nature and impact of mental health problems

3 Principles of contemporary mental health practice

4 Mental health practice learning

5 The practicalities of mental health placements

Section 2 Practice-based learning and placement learning opportunities

6 Broad skills for mental health nursing

7 Forming, maintaining and ending therapeutic relationships

8 Collaborative approach to nursing: assessment and care planning

9 Working with people to make choices about their treatment

10 Working with people who hear voices or express unusual beliefs

11 Working with people who are anxious or low in mood

12 Assessing and managing risk

13 Handling difficult situations

14 Demonstrating leadership in a mental health setting

Section 3 Reflecting on practice learning

15 The service user experience

16 Turning challenges into opportunities in mental health placements

Appendix 1: Common acronyms used in mental health settings

Appendix 2: jargon buster