The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

Selected Writings

By

  • Phil Barker, PhD, RN, FRCN, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

This book brings together a collection of the author's works which address many of the most pressing issues in psychiatric nursing today. The selected writings have been assembled to present the reader with a cohesive view of the author's philosophy of nursing. Each chapter deals with either the process of defining the theoretical and practical basis of psychiatric nursing, or the issues of nursing in general as they relate to the practice of pyschiatric nursing. Each chapter is followed by an invited commentary from respected psychiatric nurses.
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Book information

  • Published: June 1999
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06004-5


Table of Contents

DEVELOPING THE PROPER FOCUS OF NURSING · Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Interaction · The Philosophy of Psychiatric Nursing · Healing Lives and Mending Minds/Clinical Supervision: The Promise and the Challenge · THE CHALLENGE OF WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP · Where Care Meets Treatment: Common Ethical Conflicts in Psychiatric Nursing · Blind in One Eye: Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy · Empowerment: The Realities of Patient Participation · The Eye of the Needle: Research and the Proper Focus of Nursing · FACING THE CHALLENGE · Integrating Evidence and Belief · The Nursing Care of People with Affective Disorder: A Review of the Literature · Messages from the Underworld: Caring for People in Psychosis · An Experiemental Evaluation of Specific Nursing Interventions in Patients with Manic Depressive Psychosis · Implications for the Development of Nursing Practice in Caring for People with Affective Psychosis: The Last Wave? · Promoting Growth and Development in Community Psychiatric Nursing