Mental Health Nursing: Applying Theory to Practice covers how you treat and manage people suffering from mental illness. You'll learn how to work practically, and how to carry out a Mental State Examination (MSE) and risk assessment. It provides coverage of contemporary mental health issues, the Mental Health Act (2014), and criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Critical thinking and review questions challenge you to apply theory to practice, and pharmacology is discussed in each disorder-chapter, helping to contextualise your learning. This enhanced edition now also includes discussion around mental health as it pertains to the effects that COVID-19 and the global pandemic have had on consumers and practitioners.