Key Debates in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443073915, 9780702032448

Key Debates in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

1st Edition

Editors: John Cutcliffe Martin Ward
Print ISBN: 9780443073915
eBook ISBN: 9780702032448
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 11th August 2006


This title is unique, as no other psychiatric/mental health nursing text has ever brought together 'opposing' or contrasting views of the same issue, and subsequently invited two separate chapters to be written in order to articulate the different perspectives in the debate. Further, no book has then followed up such a wide and thorough discussion by inviting a third party to offer commentary. Therefore, it presents the most complete, balanced arguments possible in order to inform, educate, and stimulate psychiatric/mental health nurses.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sandra Thomas; Foreword by Antony Sheehan; Preface; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 - Introduction - Debate within psychiatric/mental health nursing; its nature, its place and its necessity (John R. Cutcliffe and Martin F. Ward); Debate 1: What's in a name? Psychiatric or mental health nurses? Editorial; Chapter 2 - The case for mental health nurses (Mary Chambers); Chapter 3 - The case for psychiatric nurses (Phyllis Du Mont); Commentary (John Collins); Debate 2: Reconciliatory or recalcitrant: should psychiatric/mental health nursing strive for independence from or be closely allied to psychiatric medicine? Editorial; Chapter 4 - Psychiatry and psychiatric nursing in the New World Order (Peter Morrall); Chapter 5 - Declaring conceptual independence from obsolete professional affilitions (Liam Clarke); Commentary (Jon Allen); Debate 3: Heterogenous or homogenize: should psychiatric/mental health nursing have a specialist or genetic preparation? Editorial; Chapter 6 - Generic nurses: the nemesis of psychiatric/mental health nursing? (John R. Cutcliffe and Hugh McKenna); Chapter 7 - Debating the integration of psychiatric/mental health nursing content in undergraduate nursing programs (Olive Younge and Geertje Boschma); Commentary (Stephen Tilley); Debate 4: Practice or theory centred: should psychiatric/mental health nursing be located within higher education and have a theory emphasis, or should it be practice orientated? editorial; Chapter 8 - The case for maintaining psychiatric/mental health nurse preparation within higher education (Ben Hannigan and Michael Coffey); Chapter 9 - Theory vs practice - gap or chasm? the preparation of practitioners: academic and practice issues (Linda Marie Lowe); Commentary (Marita Valimaki); Debate 5: Dealing with violence and aggression in psychiatric/mental health nursing: the case of 'control and restraint' and 'de-escalation'. Editorial; Chapter 10 - Managing violence - a contemporary challenge f


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About the Editor

John Cutcliffe

Affiliations and Expertise

David G. Braithwaite Professor of Nursing, University of Texas, Tyler, TX; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatric Nursing SCISN, Vancouver, Canada; Associate Editor: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Assistant Editor: International Journal of Nursing Studies; Director, Cutcliffe Consulting

Martin Ward

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Mental Health Nursing Consultant; Co-ordinator of Mental Health Nursing Courses, University of Malta; Chair of the Expert Panel, HORATIO - Psychiatric Nurses in Europe