Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 3-14
    3. Derek Milne
      Pages 15-45
  3. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 49-80
    3. Derek Milne
      Pages 81-105
  4. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 109-127
    3. Derek Milne
      Pages 128-152
  5. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 155-175
    3. Derek Milne
      Pages 176-199
  6. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 203-237
    3. Derek Milne
      Pages 238-256
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Derek Milne
      Pages 259-273
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


Derek Milne presents a practical introduction to the psychology of mental health nursing for student nurses and qualified staff. The book is structured to reflect a problem-solving approach to mental health nursing. The recurring theme is that the major challenges of nursing can be reduced to manageable steps by the use of a systematic strategy. The four main elements of the approach form the basis of the book, namely assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Each chapter is supplemented by case study material and exercises which both illustrate the theory and provide an opportunity for readers to test some of it out for themselves. The result is a blend of theory, research and practical guidelines, intended to provide some basic guidance but more importantly to foster an educated 'thinking' approach.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northumberland District Psychology ServiceUniversity of NewcastleUpon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychology and Mental Health Nursing
  • Authors David Milne
  • Series Title Psychology Applied to Nursing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-58954-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-57768-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22666-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 304
  • 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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