Higher Education

The Mental Health Worker: Psychiatric Aide, 1st Edition

  • Beverly Marshburn, RNC, BS
  • ISBN-10: 089262437X  |  ISBN-13: 9780892624379
  • 540 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.75



Aspiring allied healthcare workers will learn the skills necessary to work in an entry-level posistion in a psychiatric or mental welfare setting. The Mental Health Worker: Psychiatric Aide provides information on normal growth and development, general patient care, common psychiatric disorders, developmental disorders, dementias, and a variety of other conditions. Other chapters include chemical dependency, patient rights, developmental anomalies, trust, and communication, and safety in the workplace.

Features and Benefits

  • Numerous examples of hypothetical dialogue assist in the development of interpersonal skills applicable to this work environment.
  • Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, and student enrichment activities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mental Health Care: Past and Present. Chapter 2: Normal Growth and Development. Chapter 3: Anxiety. Chapter 4: Trust and Communication. Chapter 5: Safety in the Workplace. Chapter 6: General Patient Care. Chapter 7: Chemical Dependency. Chapter 8: Common Psychiatric Disorders. Chapter 9: Developmental Disorders Affecting Children and Adults. Chapter 10: Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Chapter 11: Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Anomalies. Chapter 12: Assaultive and Other Unsafe Behaviors. Chapter 13: Documenting Patient Status. Chapter 14: Patients’ Rights.


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