Now for the first time nurses have a comprehensive and reliable guide to the care of patients in the mental health setting. The Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of this specialised and challenging field. Giving a complete picture of the role of the mental health nurse, the handbook gives a systematic summary of the prevalence, features and nursing management of the major mental disorders. Helping you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing will give you the information you need. The handbook covers the vast majority of scenarios you will ever encounter. Major sections cover assessment; care planning; developing, maintaining and ending therapeutic relationships; working in partnership with service users and their carers; and the Mental Health Act. Further topics include recognising, prevention and management of violence; risk assessment; culture and diversity; the essence of care; patient-centred mental health nursing; psychosocial interventions; and medications management. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with mental health nursing.