In order to give high quality care it is essential that mental health nurses have a solid grasp of the most common therapies and interventions used in mental healthcare. If nurses understand what the various interventions involve then they will be much better equipped to support patients through their recovery. This is a practical, engaging introduction to the major psychosocial interventions that demonstrates to students what the interventions are, why they are important and how they can be used.

Introduction
Introduction

Who is this Book for?

This book is written primarily for student nurses currently undertaking their pre-qualification training. It will also be useful for junior nurses who are just beginning their careers and would be a useful refresher for anyone who regularly cares for people in mental distress.

Why Psychosocial Interventions?

Psychosocial interventions include a range of techniques that can help us care effectively for people without the risk of unwanted side-effects or negative consequences. In order to provide truly holistic healthcare we must know about the whole of a patient's life, not only the physical and psychological but also the social and spiritual aspects. In order to help someone recover it is important that we know how their lives are being impacted by their mental health ...

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