The National Service Framework for mental health aims to provide uniformly good systems so that mental health problems are detected and therefore treated early. This book sets out how learning more about mental health and reviewing current practice can be incorporated into a personal development plan or practice learning plan. It shows how to integrate quality improvements into everyday work and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Doctors nurses and practice managers can build up a personal development plan or a practice professional development plan through completing the exercises at the end of each chapter and it demonstrates how to include clinical governance in the mental healthcare services they offer.
Table of Contents
Conscious choice. Altruism. Family and other role models. Social work. The importance of belonging. Healthcare, a uniformed profession. Compulsive caring. Fear of death. Material values. Emotional detachment. The quest for power. Abuse of power. Women in the caring professions. Self-actualisation.