Working from the premise that powerfully told stories can convey lessons remembered for life, these first-hand accounts build empathy and understanding in nursing students.
Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) November 22, 2012
Elsevier Australia has published 'Stories in Mental Health: Reflection, Inquiry, Action' by Nizette, McAllister and Marks.
'Stories in Mental Health: Reflection, Inquiry, Action' is an important new mental health resource. It features 27 video and audio interviews with a range of consumers, carers and clinicians that give a much-needed consumer voice to mental health care.
Working from the premise that powerfully told stories can convey lessons remembered for life, the first-hand accounts build empathy and understanding in nursing students. They also provide examples of innovative approaches to recovery-focused mental health care.
Mental health units are undertaken by all Bachelor of Nursing students in Australia and New Zealand, while mental health nursing is a specialist postgraduate area. Stories in Mental Health is therefore a valuable tool for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students alike. Its usefulness extends to Diploma of Nursing, midwifery, community health and emergency nursing students, plus academics, mental health educators and teaching organisations.
Teaching and learning strategies are driven by the concepts of Reflection, Inquiry and Action. These strategies support each story and help nursing students develop the skills, attitudes and appropriate responses for working in a range of mental health settings.
'Stories in Mental Health' is an excellent companion to Elder, Evans and Nizette’s 'Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 3e'. These insightful videos are accessed online via the Elsevier Evolve platform.
About the authors:
Debra Nizette, RN, Credentialed MHN, DipAppSc(Nursing Ed), BAppSc(Nursing), MNurStudies, FRCNA, FACMHN, Mental Health Nursing Advisor, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer; Queensland Health
Margaret McAllister, BA Qld., MEd Aust.Cath., EdD Qld.UT, RN, MHN, FACMHN, MRCNA, Professor of Nursing, Mental Health Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Peta Marks, Director, Australian Health Consulting (Mental Health), Senior Projects Officer, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
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