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
    5. Gillian Green
      Pages 226-240
    6. Peter Melia, Stephan D. Kirby
      Pages 241-259
    7. Dominic Wake
      Pages 260-272
    8. Stephan D. Kirby, Denis A. Hart
      Pages 290-306
    9. Gordon Mitchell, Chris Stanbury, Sheila Arnold
      Pages 307-334
    10. Denis A. Hart, Stephan D. Kirby
      Pages 349-353
  5. Using Effective Learning to Develop Reflective Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. James T. Watson
      Pages 371-382
    3. Angela Morgan, Chris Stevenson
      Pages 400-414
    4. Stephan D. Kirby, Denis A. Hart
      Pages 415-433
    5. Mike Firn, Steve Harrison, Peter Melia
      Pages 443-463
    6. Stephan D. Kirby, Denis A. Hart, Dennis Cross, Gordon Mitchell
      Pages 464-465
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 466-489

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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