This text consists of eleven chapters concisely summarizing general adult psychiatry in the form of notes. It is primarily intended for junior hospital psychiatrists, general practitioners and medical students; however, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric occupational therapists and clinical psychologists may also find the book an asset.

chapter 1|10 pages

Nursing Older People

BySue Forster

chapter 2|10 pages

Nursing Assessments

BySue Forster

chapter 3|14 pages

Skin and Oral Hygiene

ByEddi Cohen

chapter 4|16 pages

Pressure Ulcers and Leg Ulcers

BySue Templeton

chapter 5|12 pages

Foot Care

ByHylton Menz

chapter 6|16 pages


ByLinda Kilworth

chapter 7|12 pages

Enteral Feeding

ByPatsy Montgomery

chapter 8|16 pages


ByKeren Day

chapter 9|16 pages


ByKeith Hill, Catherine Barrett, Robyn Smith, Melissa Lindeman

chapter 10|12 pages

Manual Handling and Mobility

ByLynn Varcin-Coad

chapter 11|8 pages


ByElizabeth Beattie

chapter 12|16 pages

Dysfunctional Behaviour

ByGraham A. Jackson, Colin MacDonald

chapter 13|12 pages

Pain Management

ByRobyn Dealtry

chapter 14|18 pages

Palliative Care

ByRosalie Hudson

chapter 15|10 pages

Care Plans

BySue Forster

chapter 16|12 pages

Delirium and Dementia

BySandra Keppich-Arnold

chapter 17|10 pages


ByGeoff Sussman

chapter 18|12 pages

Complementary Therapies

ByLetitia Quirk

chapter 19|10 pages

Cultural Differences

ByAlex Yui-huen Kwan

chapter 20|10 pages

Occupational Health and Safety

BySue Forster, Wendy Thompson

chapter 21|8 pages

Elder Abuse

ByAlex Yui-huen Kwan

chapter 22|10 pages

Communicating in Frustrating Situations

ByJacie-Lee Whitfield