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By Louise Roberts, BN, BHSc(Hons) (paramedics), PhD and David Hains, BN
470 pagesCopyright 2022$92.95, Paperback, Reference
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With increasing prevalence, paramedics are commonly dispatched to pre-hospital settings where mental health and mental illness are essential considerations in paramedic practice and approaches to treatment. Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice is the first text of its kind – a resource specifically written by expert clinicians and academics solely for the Australian and New Zealand paramedic context.
The text introduces fundamental concepts and theories in mental health and mental illness in the context of paramedic principles of care. It delves into topics such as person-centred mental healthcare; communication and the therapeutic relationship; and legal and ethical issues – all within the realm of paramedic practice. The textbook steps students through common patient presentations in the pre-hospital setting and offers practical guidance in applying appropriate approaches to treatment.
By 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