The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems

The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems - Eve Collins (Editor), Mandy Drake (Editor), Maureen Deacon (Editor) | PDF, TXT, FB2. EPUB. MOBI. The book was written on 2021. Look for a book on


Eve Collins (Editor), Mandy Drake (Editor), Maureen Deacon (Editor)
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This accessible, practical text provides mental health practitioners with the core knowledge and skills they need to be able to care effectively for the physical health of those who have been diagnosed with mental illness.Linked closely to professional standards, and with a clear values- and evidence-base, the book aims to raise awareness of the physical health needs of individuals with mental health problems, outline the physical health assessment process and suggest health enhancing interventions for use in clinical practice.Consideration will be given to the following aspects of physical wellbeing;- cardiovascular health - diabetes - sexual health - respiratory health- cancer - wound care - substance misuse - infection control - medicine managementFurther chapters on legal and ethical issues explain the need to practise appropriately within the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, while a linking theme throughout the book stresses the importance of health promotion.Backed up by case examples and with a range of reflective exercises throughout, The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems is a key text for students and practitioners working in mental health services.It will also be useful reading for practice nurses, district nurses, midwives and all allied health practitioners.

When should you question your diagnosis? This infographic illustrates that people with severe mental health problems face increased risk of physical health problems, including diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Premature mortality: the facts.

If you are a family member, friend or carer of someone with mental illness, there are a number of ways you can help them to improve their physical health. Set goals together.