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Health Promotion and Wellbeing in People with Mental Health Problems
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Mental Health Nursing | Nursing

January 2017 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This practical guide helps nursing students and other healthcare professionals promote and improve the health and wellbeing of those with mental health problems by looking closely at the disparities that people with mental health problems face in relation to their physical health.

It includes:

• Evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing and promoting physical activity. 
• MCQs at the start of each chapter for readers to test their knowledge.
• Reflection points, activities and case studies to link theory to practice.
• Summaries of key messages to take away.

This is essential reading for all nursing students and healthcare professionals.
 
Part one: Mental and physical health in context
Dr Tim Bradshaw
Chapter one: Concepts of health and current health policy
Dr Tim Bradshaw
Chapter two: Physical health in people with mental health problems
Pat Conaghan
Chapter three: Signs and symptoms of common physical health problems
 
Part two: Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
Pat Conaghan and Nigel Henderson
Chapter four: Assessing and monitoring physical health
Rebekah Carney and Joseph Firth
Chapter five: Physical health of young people at high/ultra-high risk for psychosis
Dr David Shiers
Chapter six: Protecting the cardiovascular and metabolic health of people experiencing psychosis for the first time
Joseph Firth and Rebekah Carney
Chapter seven: Promoting physical activity
Dr Tim Bradshaw
Chapter eight : Smoking cessation
Dr Jackie Cleator and Dr Tim Bradshaw
Chapter nine: Weight management
Dr Jacquie White
Chapter ten: Conducting health checks using the serious mental illness Health Improvement Profile [HIP]
 
Part three: Overcoming common barriers to health and wellbeing
Dr Hilary Mairs
Chapter eleven: Activation for physical and mental well-being
Ian Wilson
Chapter twelve: Motivational Interviewing for Positive Lifestyle Choices

'This book is a valuable resource for many people within the healthcare field. It is neatly divided into two parts; context within current UK policy and issues within practice areas. Many key areas are covered with multi-choice questions to enhance the learning for the reader. A contemporary, essential read.'

 

Keith Ford
Northumbria University, UK

'This contemporary textbook is a valuable asset to all mental health practitioners. It offers well-defined, clear descriptions with information around common physical health problems. Exploration is offered around these fundamental issues within a mental health context, which is supported with clear evidence based approaches, to underpin the skills and interventions practitioners can use within their clinical practice.'

Angie Chadwick
University of Salford, UK

'Development of knowledge and skills in physical healthcare is crucial for all mental health practitioners.  This comprehensive and contemporary text incorporates the key factors involved in addressing the physical health needs and wellbeing of people with mental illness and is relevant for all mental health professionals.'

Sonya Chelvanayagam
Bournemouth University, UK

'Bradshaw and Mairs set the standard for usability and practicality in their new text. Learning outcomes, organizing questions, reflection points and activities, engage the reader and ensure that learning takes place. Application of their material will make a substantial contribution to provider confidence and health care outcomes of those served.'

Helen Buckland
University of Washington, USA

'This is an invaluable and much-need contribution that recognises the importance of ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health, enhances knowledge of such co-morbid health problems, and offers client-centred approaches to address health behaviour change. This is a must-read text for all practitioners working across all areas of healthcare.'

Rob Allison
University of York, UK

‘This well-written textbook is an important resource for mental health care professionals. I think it will provide valuable guidance for professionals working, teaching and studying in the field. This book emphasizes the significance of a holistic approach and is highly recommended for those in the field.’

Ronelle Jansen
University of the Free State, South Africa

'Written by Tim Bradshaw and Hilary Mairs, two Manchester University academics with expert, practical experience in the sector, anyone with an interest in mental health and healthcare issues more generally will find this new book, relevant and required reading. The authors adopt a clear evidence-based approach throughout the book which looks at a range of issues to promote and improve the health and well-being of those with mental health problems by closely examining the disparities that people with mental health problems face in relation to their physical health. It is helpfully divided into two parts; context within current UK policy and issues within practice areas. Chapters 7 to 9 will be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners in health inequalities as it offers a series of evidence-based strategies to address those lifestyle factors including diet, exercise and smoking that lead to poor physical health, and impact on mental health.

A very useful and practical textbook that will engage those with an interest in the mental health field.'

David Sparrow
Manchester, UK

valuable addition to the reading list

Mrs rebecca reynolds
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
August 14, 2018

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