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Approved Mental Health Practice: Essential Themes for Students and Practitioners

Matthews, Sarah; O'Hare, Philip and Hemmington, Jill eds. (2014). Approved Mental Health Practice: Essential Themes for Students and Practitioners. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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The role of the approved mental health professional requires the ability to make sound and ethical decisions based on knowledge of mental health issues, psychiatry and the law. Critical thinking and analysis are integral to the role, and practitioners need to be able to balance technical knowledge with the ability to reflect on their own, and the professional, value base.

This much-needed text not only covers the core themes and issues pertaining to approved mental health practice, but also encourages readers to critically reflect on what makes best practice. The book begins by examining underpinning frameworks, including law, policy, and ethics, and goes on to assess current issues and challenges such as the experience of service users, the impact of space and place, and the need for evidence based practice.

Drawing on the voices and perspectives of practitioners in the field, this book not only covers what professionals need to know, but also debates responses for an occupation in times of uncertainty and change.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 Sarah Matthews, Phil O'Hare, Jill Hemmington
ISBN: 1-137-00013-9, 978-1-137-00013-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 37538
Depositing User: Sarah Vicary
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:15
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