Psychological Recovery

Author: Retta Andresen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119975166
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This book offers a succinct model of recovery from serious mental illness, synthesizing stories of lived experience to provide a framework for clinical work and research in the field of recovery. • Places the process of recovery within the context of normal human growth and development • Compares and contrasts concepts of recovery from mental illness with the literature on grief, loss and trauma • Situates recovery within the growing field of positive psychology – focusing on the active, hopeful process • Describes a consumer-oriented, stage-based model of psychological recovery which is unique in its focus on intrapersonal processes

Recovery Beyond Psychiatry

Author: David Whitwell
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN:
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David Whitwell's thesis is that it is not conventional psychiatric treatment that is key to recovery, but non-specific aspects of care such as support, safety, general health, good relationships. The author's conclusion is that recovery should be adopted as the goal of mental health services. Treatment then becomes just one option that can be used in certain situations. For example, acute psychiatry becomes a particular set of procedures for dealing with essentially urgent and dangerous situationsâ??as a special kind of first aid which needs to be fitted into the individual's long-term recovery plan.

Wellbeing Recovery and Mental Health

Author: Mike Slade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107543053
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This book brings together current research on recovery and wellbeing, to inform mental health systems and wider community development.

Beyond Schizophrenia

Author: Marjorie L. Baldwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442248343
Format: PDF
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The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged group in the labor market. As a researcher of economics and disability and the mother of a son with schizophrenia, the author speaks from both professional and personal experience. First, she looks at societal factors that affect employment outcomes for persons with schizophrenia (or other serious mental illness), including stigma and discrimination, investments in human capital, the quality of mental health services, and the support of family and friends. Then she examines workplace factors that affect employment outcomes, including employer mandates in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the decision to disclose a diagnosis of mental illness at work, the interaction between job demands and functional limitations, and job accommodations for persons with a serious mental illness. Giving weight to both perspectives, the final chapter outlines a set of policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for this population.

Beyond Medication

Author: David Garfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis. Organized from the clinician’s point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of the therapeutic process with a sequence of chapters that outline the progressive steps of engagement necessary to recovery. Both the editors and contributors challenge the established medical model by placing the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the treatment process, thus supplanting medication as the single most important element in recovery. Divided into three parts, topics of focus include: Strengthening the patient The mechanism of therapeutic change Sustaining the therapeutic approach. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals working with psychosis including psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C Townsend
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669860
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Clearly written, comprehensive coverage of psychiatric mental-health nursing delivers what nursing students need to meet the challenges of health care today. Its evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice focuses on both physiological and psychological disorders. Designed to be used in longer psychiatric mental-health nursing courses, this text provides students with a comprehensive grounding in therapeutic approaches as well as must-know DSM-5 disorders and nursing interventions.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C Townsend
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080364051X
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New DSM-5 content! Whether it’s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that’s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing—in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It’s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use.

Recovery in Mental Illness

Author: Ruth O. Ralph
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591471639
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recovery in Mental Illness: Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness explores what recovery means from various perspectives, drawing from sociological models and from qualitative studies that incorporate mental health consumers' subjective experiences. Readers seeking to better understand the nature of wellness will find a rich and nuanced discussion of recovery as process, outcome, and natural occurrence. Researchers and therapists alike will benefit from this examination of evidence-based services and consumer-endorsed practices that may not be measurable by traditional quantitative methodologies.

Learning Bodies

Author: Julia Coffey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811003068
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'Learning Bodies’ addresses the lack of attention paid to the body in youth and childhood studies. Whilst a significant range of work on this area has explored gender, class, race and ethnicity, and sexualities – all of which have bodily dimensions – the body is generally studied indirectly, rather than being the central focus. This collection of papers brings together a scholarly range of international, interdisciplinary work on youth, with a specific focus on the body. The authors engage with conceptual, empirical and pedagogical approaches which counteract perspectives that view young people’s bodies primarily as ‘problems’ to be managed, or as sites of risk or deviance. The authors demonstrate that a focus on the body allows us to explore a range of additional dimensions in seeking to understand the experiences of young people. The research is situated across a range of sites in Australia, North America, Britain, Canada, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of disciplines including sociology, education and cultural studies in the process. This collection aims to demonstrate – theoretically, empirically and pedagogically – the implications that emerge from a reframed approach to understanding children and youth by focusing on the body and embodiment.

Mental Health Nursing Case Book

Author: Nick Wrycraft
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242960
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This book will use a case study approach focused on individuals with mental health problems across the lifespan, from children and younger people through to older adults.