Assessment in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
In Search of the Whole Person. 2nd edition

By Philip J. Baker
December 2004
ISBN: 0748778012
392 pages, Illustrated
$67.50 paper original

New material includes person-centered assessment and care planning. Emphasis is placed on the ethical and legal dimensions of assessment. New sections on culture and culturally-appropriate assessment and care planning have been added. Describes the methods and outcomes from initial contact and history taking, through assessment of progress and finally onto discharge and referral. Vital to psychiatric and Mental Health nurses in hospital and the community.

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