This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing students a comprehensive introduction to and foundation in interprofessional practice. Chapters will help the student nurse understand the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and their own role in the emerging interprofessional partnerships and teams.
Chapter 7: Nursing and Multi-Professional Practice in Mental Health Services
Nursing and Multi-Professional Practice in Mental Health Services
By reading this chapter you should be able to:
- identify the key policy, legal and professional framework for multi-professional work in mental health services
- describe the key competencies required for multi-professional practice in mental health services
- have an understanding and awareness of key skills required to support positive multi-professional work in mental health services
- reflect on your own skills for practice and identify where they need further development.
Modern mental health services in the United Kingdom are typically characterised by several agencies working collaboratively to meet the needs of an increasingly complex and diverse population. Mental health nursing is currently the largest professional group working in a range of mental health settings and is considered ...