Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Theory and practice

  • William Reynolds
  • Desmond F. S. Cormack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theoretical Models: Principles and General Applications

  4. Theoretical Models Specific Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. P. R. Underwood, S. Meuser
      Pages 319-345
    3. S. Purcell, K. Dorsey
      Pages 346-353
    4. B. Benfer, P. Schroder
      Pages 354-369
  5. Issues Related to Teaching, Learning, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and the Scope of Psychiatric Nursing Research

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 468-473

About this book


Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Theory and practice was conceived as a result of three major premises which, in the view of the editors, relate to the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. First, that high-quality psychiatric and mental health nursing can be practised only if it is under­ pinned by appropriate nursing theory. Secondly, that there exists a body of theory which can and should be applied to psychiatric and mental health nursing. Thirdly, that there is a need for a text which will assist teachers, students and clinicians to apply available nursing and borrowed theory to clinical practice. The general aim of this book is to introduce nursing students to a theory­ based approach to caring for people with psychiatric and mental health problems. The phrase psychiatric and mental health problems indicates that the text relates to clients with a psychiatric diagnosis, and also to those who have mental health problems but who do not necessarily have such a diagnosis. The client group to which the material in this text applies will include those who are, or have been, hospitalized and those in the community who have not been, and may never be, hospitalized. The intended readership is all students of psychiatric and mental health nursing issues, for example basic and post-basic nurses, and their teachers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • William Reynolds
    • 1
  • Desmond F. S. Cormack
    • 2
  1. 1.Highland College of Nursing and MidwiferyRaigmore HospitalInvernessScotland
  2. 2.Queen Margaret College, Clerwood TerraceEdinburghScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-31610-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3011-8
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