Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice - 1st edition

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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.

Key Features
  • 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
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

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