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The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing : Selected Writings - Phil Barker

The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

Selected Writings

Paperback Published: 18th October 1999
ISBN: 9780443060045
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book brings together a collection of the author's papers which, when taken as a whole, address many of the most pressing issues in psychiatric nursing today. The papers are linked and present the 'backbone' of the author's philosophy of nursing. Each of the chapters deals either with the search to define the theoretical and practical basis of psychiatric nursing, or addresses more general issues in nursing which have some specific bearing on the practice of psychiatric nursing. Each chapter is followed by an invited commentary from respected psychiatric nurses, who were given the brief to draw out some of the main points of the chapter and put them in focus for today's nurses. Features: * Dynamic, charismatic author * This book brings together the authors major works for the first time

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"This is a book for beginners and seasoned nurses, as well as general readers, who would like an inside look at psychiatric nursing practice. I recommend it very highly." Dr Shirley A Smoyak, Mental Health Practice, Vol 3, No2, October 1999

The nature of nursingp. 1
Psychoanalysis and psychiatric nursing: a bridge too far?p. 3
The philosophy of psychiatric nursing: the birth of the binding agent?p. 21
The eye of the needle: research and the proper focus of nursingp. 37
The last wave? Promoting growth and development in community psychiatric and mental health nursingp. 57
Will psychiatric nurses ever offer mental health nursing?p. 77
The proper focus of nursingp. 97
Patient participation and the multiple realities of empowermentp. 99
The logic of experience: developing appropriate care through effective collaborationp. 117
Rungs on the ladder: creativity and psychic distressp. 133
Mental health in the new millenium: dreams of a new age of enlightenmentp. 151
Reflecting on practicep. 167
The nurse's psychotherapeutic role in caring for people in psychosisp. 169
An overview of clinical supervisionp. 183
Where care meets treatment : common ethical conflicts in psychiatric nursingp. 199
Prejudice and sexualityp. 217
Postscript: the postcard from Gothamp. 233
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780443060045
ISBN-10: 0443060045
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 18th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.5

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