Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peplau’s model today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Howard Simpson
      Pages 10-18
    3. Howard Simpson
      Pages 19-28
  3. Applying the model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Howard Simpson
      Pages 31-40
    3. Howard Simpson
      Pages 41-51
    4. Howard Simpson
      Pages 52-60
  4. Critique of the model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Howard Simpson
      Pages 93-105
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 106-174

About this book


The skill of interaction is the main theme of this book. Experienced nurses all say that caring for someone involves doing things for, and being able to relate to, that person. This book looks at the use of the model in modern nursing practice, and shows how the building of the nurse-patient interpersonal relationship is in itself an essential professional skill.


development emergency health nurse nursing relationships

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.District Psychiatric Education CentreMapperley HospitalNottinghamUK

About the authors

HOWARD SIMPSON, M.Ed. (Human Relations), Dip.Ed. (Counselling), BA, SRN, RMN, RNT, is head of the District Psychiatric Education Centre at Mapperley Hospital, Nottingham, part of the Mid-Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery. He has taught human-relationship skills for twelve years. Prior to that he worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse in London and Yorkshire.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Peplau’s Model in Action
  • Authors Howard Simpson
  • Series Title Nursing Models in Action Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-52323-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-11497-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 128
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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