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Mental healthcare in the Australian context

Chapter


Abstract


  • throughout Australia and the world, mental health problems are common. As a consequence, mental health knowledge and skills are necessary for all areas of nursing practice. People with mental health issues are everywhere. Mental health problems are widespread throughout the general community (1:5 people) and are even more common within the general healthcare system. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting and nursing people who have a mental illness in environments such as the emergency department, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs services (ATODS), surgical and medical units, critical care units, maternity, outpatients, day surgery, bay health clinics, GP surgeries, paediatrics, community health, sexula health clinics and x-ray departments.

UOW Authors


  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Robson, Paul (external author)
  •   Pegg, Shane (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Moxham, L., Robson, P. & Pegg, S. (2011). Mental healthcare in the Australian context. In P. Lemone, T. Dwyer, T. Levett-Jones, L. Moxham, K. Reid-Searl, K. Berry, K. Carville, M. Hales, N. Knox, Y. Luxford & D. Raymond (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care (pp. 1862-1882). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Australia.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781442532571

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/228

Book Title


  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care

Start Page


  • 1862

End Page


  • 1882

Place Of Publication


  • Frenchs Forest, N.S.W

Abstract


  • throughout Australia and the world, mental health problems are common. As a consequence, mental health knowledge and skills are necessary for all areas of nursing practice. People with mental health issues are everywhere. Mental health problems are widespread throughout the general community (1:5 people) and are even more common within the general healthcare system. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting and nursing people who have a mental illness in environments such as the emergency department, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs services (ATODS), surgical and medical units, critical care units, maternity, outpatients, day surgery, bay health clinics, GP surgeries, paediatrics, community health, sexula health clinics and x-ray departments.

UOW Authors


  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Robson, Paul (external author)
  •   Pegg, Shane (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Moxham, L., Robson, P. & Pegg, S. (2011). Mental healthcare in the Australian context. In P. Lemone, T. Dwyer, T. Levett-Jones, L. Moxham, K. Reid-Searl, K. Berry, K. Carville, M. Hales, N. Knox, Y. Luxford & D. Raymond (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care (pp. 1862-1882). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Australia.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781442532571

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/228

Book Title


  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care

Start Page


  • 1862

End Page


  • 1882

Place Of Publication


  • Frenchs Forest, N.S.W