Clinical Pocket Reference Fundamentals of Acute Mental Health Nursing


SKU: 978-1-908725-16-5 Category:


Published 29 April 2024

Clinical Pocket Reference Fundamentals of Acute Mental Health Nursing:

  • provides a point of care tool to enable person-centred and recovery-oriented care of the acute mental health inpatient
  • includes careful examination of core legislation and statutory requirements informing nursing decision making
  • valuable for lecturers, educators and preceptors to help advance skills and learning and support training needs. The scenarios and reflections help place the knowledge in context
  • fully referenced to support learning and CPD with further reading via a QR Code.

For student mental health nurses

This resource provides the knowledge student nurses need to implement new skills effectively on clinical placement.

For registered mental health nurses

This resource supports nurses working in acute inpatient mental health services. It focusses on the fundamentals of the clinical role within this setting, including essential physical health care. A person centred, recovery orientated approach underpins the resource content which includes core legislation and statutory requirements.

For registered nurses and nursing associates

These nurses will find this resource invaluable as a base for caring for people they may encounter who are experiencing acute mental health episodes.

For community nurses and paramedics

There is much essential information within this resource that community nurses and paramedics will find invaluable in their decision making and clinical care.

For lecturers, clinical educators and preceptors

It contains key information to share with students, new qualified and post registration colleagues to further advance their skills and learning. The scenarios and reflections will be especially useful to aid discussion on a range of topics encountered every day.

Key Contents

  1. Fundamentals in Nursing
  2. Consent, Mental Capacity Acts (Updated to 2007)
  3. Maintaining safety in the acute mental health inpatient setting
  4. Inpatient pathway nursing assessment and common presentations
  5. Medication
  6. Physical health
  7. Sustaining your professional practice

Digital edition

As an eBook, downloaded or ‘on-line’ it can be used for personal reference ( using Notes, highlighting/bookmarking ) or for teaching.

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Additional information


Rose Havelock, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK


210 x 148 mm , 144pp , Charts, diagrams, tables, 4 colour throughout