Psychiatric Nursing Skills

A patient-centred approach

  • Graham Dexter
  • Michael Wash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Core Skills and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 3-15
    3. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 16-53
    4. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 54-84
    5. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 85-95
  3. Application of Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 99-106
    3. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 107-120
    4. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 121-126
    5. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 127-132
    6. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 133-138
    7. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 139-146
    8. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 147-152
    9. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 153-160
    10. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 161-166
    11. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 167-175
    12. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 176-183
    13. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 184-195
    14. Graham Dexter, Michael Wash
      Pages 196-208

About this book

Introduction

In this book we have attempted to identify skills which are needed by the psychiatric nurse, and in doing so to identify a body of knowledge unique to the professional psychiatric nurse. The book has been written to demonstrate the basis of a skills approach for both the experienced and the inexperienced nurse to build upon, for we believe that psychiatric nurses, due to both their training and their particular mixture of interests, are weil equipped to be in the forefront of psychiatry as a developing art and science. We hope that this book in some small way helps this development. Some of the more recent advances in psychiatric nursing have been rein­ forced by the publication of a training syllabus for mental nurses (English and Welsh National Boards, 1982). This document highlights the need for a change from a medical model to a social model and from a task-oriented leaming experience to a skills approach. We have attempted to reflect this change in emphasis by including such aspects as personal development and self-aware­ ness, human sexuality, the nursing process and counselling skills.

Keywords

counseling nursing psychiatry sexuality

Authors and affiliations

  • Graham Dexter
    • 1
  • Michael Wash
  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3009-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-56593-098-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3009-5
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