Chapter 13. Community Mental Health Nursing

  1. David Sines Professor Executive Dean3,
  2. Mary Saunders Head3 and
  3. Janice Forbes-Burford Manager4
  1. Derek McLaughlin Lecturer1 and
  2. Ann Long Honorary Fellow2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch13

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

McLaughlin, D. and Long, A. (2009) Community Mental Health Nursing, in Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (eds D. Sines, M. Saunders and J. Forbes-Burford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK

  2. 4

    NHS South West, Essex, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183406

Online ISBN: 9781444316247



  • community mental health nurse (CMHN);
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC);
  • guiding paradigm;
  • CMHN - as being a therapeutic experience;
  • therapeutic ambience;
  • becoming a mirror image for persons;
  • National Service Framework for mental health;
  • community mental health nursing principles;
  • first principle - search for recognised and unrecognised needs;
  • therapeutic approaches to mental health care


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A guiding paradigm

  • The National Service Framework

  • The principles of community mental health nursing

  • Conclusion

  • References