Chapter 1. Mental Health Nursing: Our Journey and Our Future

  1. DR Adrian Jones RN, BN (HONS), PHD Nurse Consultant Visiting Reader in Psychiatric Nursing1,2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch1

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

How to Cite

Jones, A. (2009) Mental Health Nursing: Our Journey and Our Future, in Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Wales NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Glyndwr University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170925

Online ISBN: 9781444311624

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Keywords:

  • nurse prescribing in mental health;
  • psychiatric care in the past and the perspective today;
  • medicine and nursing - values, training and practices;
  • psychiatric professionals and training;
  • mental health nursing and asylum attendants;
  • nurse training curriculum embracing social and psychological theories in mental illness;
  • mental health services as part of National Health Service (NHS);
  • hospital care and the modern crisis;
  • growing resentment with ineffective community mental health team;
  • consumerist ethos within health care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The National Health Service

  • The modern crisis in hospital care

  • Care in the community

  • Role of the consumer

  • Conclusion