Mental health: a person-centred approach

Nicholas Proctor, Helen P. Harmer, Denise McGarry, Rhonda L. Wilson, Terry Froggatt

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Mental Health: A person-centred approach aligns leading mental health research with human connections that can and should be made in mental health care. It seeks to deepen readers' understanding of themselves, the work they do, and how this intersects with the lives and crises of people with mental health illness. This book adopts a storytelling approach, which encourages engagement with the lives and needs of consumers and carers in mental health. It has a nursing focus but considers the broader health context and a range of practice settings. Each chapter features learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, extension activities and further reading. Chapters also include stories of those with direct experience recovering from mental illness, using mental health services or giving mental health support. Mental Health: A person-centred approach is a comprehensive resource which utilises fresh thinking to support the development of safe, high quality, person-centred care in both the Australian and New Zealand context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Victoria
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)9781107667723
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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