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cover image - Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice - E-Book,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780729587570
Publication Date: 09-16-2021
Page Count: 470
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $62.99

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice - E-Book, 1st Edition

by Louise Roberts, BN, BHSc(Hons) (paramedics), PhD and David Hains, BN

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cover image - Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice - E-Book,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780729587570
Publication Date: 09-16-2021
Page Count: 470
Imprint: Elsevier
    • Case studies accompanied by critical thinking questions are incorporated throughout to assist with application to practice
    • Demonstrates relevance to real-life scenarios through consumer vignettes and paramedic stories
    • Special considerations embedded in each chapter, including: cultural considerations; ethics and ethical dilemmas; inter-professional practice, application and considerations; and ongoing care/other modes of care
    • Review questions included at the end of each chapter to ensure reflection on key topics and concepts
    • Strong focus on evidence-based research and practice
    • Core components of undergraduate paramedicine addressed
  • 1. Introduction to mental healthcare in paramedic practice: The provision and context of mental healthcare in Australia
    2. Caring and person-centred mental healthcare: Stigma, discrimination and the role of culture
    3. Communication and the therapeutic relationship
    4. Stress, arousal and emotions
    5. Assessment: history taking and the mental state examination
    6. Legal and ethical issues in pre-hospital mental healthcar
    7. Physical health and mental health
    8.1 Mental health across the life span: Caring for the mental health of children and young people
    8.2 Mental health across the life span: Caring for the mental health of older people
    9. Caring for a person with anxiety
    10. Caring for a person with changes in mood (‘affective’ disorders)
    11. Managing risk, suicidal ideation and suicide attempt
    12. Caring for a person who has self-harmed
    13. Caring for a person with psychosis
    14. Caring for a person with substance use and mental health concerns
    15. Managing challenging behaviour and workplace violence
    16. Understanding personality and changes in personality
    17. Common psychological interventions
    18. Psychopharmacology
  • Louise Roberts, BN, BHSc(Hons) (paramedics), PhD, Lecturer Bachelor of Paramedic Science College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia and David Hains, BN, Director, Left Turn Solutions; Adjunct Lecturer, Paramedic Unit, College of Medicine and Public Health Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia