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Morrison-Valfre’s Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada, 1e

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ISBN: 9781771722339

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Morrison-Valfre’s Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada, 1e

By Boris Bard, RN, MSc, ACMHN, Eric MacMullin, RN, MSN and Jacqueline Williamson, RN, BScN, MEd, PhD

480 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2022
$82.99, Paperback, Reference

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Build a broad fundamental knowledge of Canadian mental health concepts and disorders! Morrison-Valfre’s Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada uses an easy-to-read, multidisciplinary approach to describe current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. Ideal for nurses and other caregivers, this guide provides concise coverage of skills and principles, therapeutic skills, mental health problems throughout the lifecycle, and common psychological and psychosocial conditions. Included are topics such as new research, the latest mental health legislation, and new psychotropic drugs. Adapted for a Canadian audience by Boris Bard, Eric MacMullin, and Jacqueline Williamson, this resource enables you to provide effective therapy to clients with a wide range of maladaptive behaviours.

Key Features

  • Coverage of psychotropic medications emphasizes the latest in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care.
  • Coverage of internet usage features emerging mental health issues surrounding use of the internet, highlighting related addictions and violence.
  • Updated DSM-5 diagnoses include the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.
  • Sample client care plans show how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs.
  • Case studies use realistic client situations to strengthen critical thinking and ensure that students consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care.
  • Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios with client issues as well as questions that stimulate more careful analysis.
  • Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and address the varied mental health needs of culturally diverse clients.
  • Medication Alert boxes identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications.
  • Chapter objectives focus on the most important concepts.
  • Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, and are listed in a comprehensive glossary, making it easier for students to understand and use mental health terminology.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Comprehensive coverage includes Canadian statistics, research, references and resources, guidelines, assessment and screening tools, therapies, drugs, terminology, and more.
  • NEW! Canadian cultural considerations are included when content relates to race/ethnicity, Indigenous people, and the LGBTQ2 community.
  • NEW! Coverage of trending topics includes medical assistance in dying (MAID), the opioid crisis, legalization of cannabis (Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act), vaping, harm reduction, violence against women, and more.
  • NEW! Balanced coverage of mental health care addresses a variety of workplace settings.
  • NEW! Critical Thinking Questions are included at the end of each chapter, allowing students to apply concepts to practice.

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By Boris Bard, RN, MSc, ACMHN, Manager, Neurology Services, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; Eric MacMullin, RN, MSN, Professor, Bridging to University Nursing Program, School of Community and Health Studies, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario and Jacqueline Williamson, RN, BScN, MEd, PhD, Professor, Practical Nursing School of Health and Community Services Durham College Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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