Mental Health Law in Nursing
- Richard Murphy - SOLENT NHS TRUST, UK
- Philip Wales - Care Quality Commission
Ethical & Legal issues in Nursing | Mental Health Nursing
Mental health nursing students need to understand their legal duties towards all clients, including specific laws for care of detained patients. Yet these laws can be comples, confusing, and difficult to relate to the reality of nursing care. This book is a clear guide to the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice which explains the specific duties, responsibilities and powers of mental health nurses and the care of detained patients in particular. It explains the most frequently encountered parts of the Act and Code and clarifies common misunderstandings. It outlines dilemmas faced by nurses which may arise from possible conflicting responsibilities. It also gives an introduction to other major legal considerations that mental health nursing students need.
- Specific guide to the law for mental health nursing students, written by experienced practitioners involved in MHA regulation in England
- Case studies and examples help the reader relate the law to their clinical practice
- Multiple choice questions and acticvities help students to develop confidence and become critical and independent learners
- Linked to relevant NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education.
Reading list for Year 1 Module
This is a great textbook reccomended to nurses in adult fiedl to help with understading legisation and mental health. this is not a subject area unquie for menatal health nursesa and this text is written in way that nurses in the adult field will be able to follow and help asa useful resource..
The book provides the student nurse/newly qualified nurses with a comprehensive overview of MHA Law, implications in practice incorporating the roles and responsibilities.
The book is written at the level to capture the target audience. Incorporated case studies also promote development.
This book is essential reading for the Law and policy module.
This book has been adopted as an essential read within my Mental Health Law and Policy module. It is contemporary, comprehensive and jargon free whcih my students love
A very useful text for students on pre registration modules and also level 6 post reg modules on Mental Health law, although the changes that occur in MH Law will make it challenging to keep texts up to date, especially over Mental Capacity Act and DoLs, next edition in 18 months time
Mental Health Law can be difficult for students , however the layout lends itself for student use. While the legislation is UK based some of the elements of the test and exersises are useful in the Ireland context
Though this text is well written and explains the MHA in detail, the text fails to document the recent, but fundamental changes that have recently been introduced in Wales. Therefore will only be a supplemental text.
This will be very useful as supplementary reading for my autonomous practice programme. It is a generic course that crosses all specialties so this as a guide, particularly for non-mental health nurses will be very useful. It is accessible and comprehensive.
excellent book that i fantastic resource for nursing programmes that are policy and law focussed
A thorough and comprehensive book that covers all aspects of mental health law ant its implications for clinical practice. It will be of relevance to all practitioners working in the mental health field from mental hgealth student nurse to experienced practitioner. The case examples are particularly pertinent.