Journal of Mental Health
If only all practice was as good as the ideals promoted here.
There are articles on multidisciplinary teams, gender and race in mental health, carers issues, and contributions from individual service users and from the service user movement. A psychiatrist outlines theories behind medical diagnoses and a solicitor writes on human rights law. One welcome inclusion is a chapter recognising the stresses of working in mental health and the importance of support to front-line practitioners.
The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research
Good Practice in Adult Mental Health is an excellent resource for mental health practitioners, that aims to provide the background knowledge to understand the theory, practice, law, politics and the personal experiences of service users and carers. Twenty-three contributors, in eighteen chapters, cover the concepts of mental health, illness and recovery; advocacy and empowerment; legal and policy issues; gender and ethnicity; violence and abuse... Good Practice in Adult Mental Health provides a good overview of the subject and will merit a place on the reading list for those working in, or those seeking a wider knowledge of, mental health care in the UK. Well recommended.
Written for mental health professionals, as well as anyone who might come into contact with mental illness, this guide covers a wide range of issues, including theories, practices, law, and politics regarding mental illness, and the personal experiences of service users and social workers. The contributions offer case studies, vignettes, questions for group discussion, good practice points, and lists of further resources and useful organizations. The glossary defines key terms used throughout the volume.