Mental Health Nursing refers to the care of people of all ages experiencing mental illness or psychological distress. Conditions include mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, psychosis and self-harm. Use this guide to find information resources about mental health including books, reports and journal articles. Use this guide to find information resources about mental health including books, reports and journal articles.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Child and adolescent mental health. London: RCN.
The Cochrane Library contains high quality independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. This includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2019) Mental health and behavioural conditions: general and other. London: NICE.
Callaghan P and Gamble C (2015) Oxford handbook of mental health nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mucic D and Hilty D M (eds.) (2015) E-mental health. London: Springer.
Norman I and Ryrie I (2013) The art and science of mental health nursing: principles and practice. 3rd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Patel V, Prince M, Patel V and Minas, I H (2014) Global mental health: principles and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Walker S (ed.) (2015) Psychosocial interventions in mental health nursing. London: Learning Matters.
Use these links to see details of journal articles on each topic.
Medico-Psychological Association (1893) Handbook for attendants on the insane. 2nd edn. London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox.
Anonymous (1955) From madhouse to mental hospital, The British Journal of Nursing, (July).
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