Mental Health Nursing

Competencies for Practice

  • Stephan D. Kirby
  • Denis A. Hart
  • Dennis Cross
  • Gordon Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Background to Good Practice and Effective Learning

  3. Prevention and Health Promotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Denis A. Hart
      Pages 79-94
    3. Dennis Cross
      Pages 95-106
    4. Denis A. Hart, Stephan D. Kirby
      Pages 119-131
    5. Neil Woodward, Lyn Williams, Peter Melia
      Pages 132-146
  4. Continuum of Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Denis A. Hart, Angela Hall
      Pages 149-163
    3. Maggie Hadland
      Pages 178-194
    4. Jan Connolly, Sheila Arnold
      Pages 195-208

About this book


Pre-registration nurse training across the UK is now competency based and this is the first mental health nursing text devoted to this approach. It explores the practical application of a competency based Exit Profile for mental health nursing students, which ensures that there is consistency in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that mental health nursing students will acquire by the end of their training programmes. This timely and contemporary text will be an essential resource for all Mental Health Branch nursing students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan D. Kirby
    • 1
  • Denis A. Hart
    • 1
  • Dennis Cross
    • 1
  • Gordon Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health and Social CareUniversity of TeessideEngland

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