Psychology for Nursing

Psychology for Nursing

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This innovative new textbook covers a range of clinical situations a nurse may encounter in their professional career, providing useful insights into challenging patient - and colleague - encounters. Written by a team of educators and clinicians with considerable expertise in their respective fields, the book focuses on the application of psychology in key areas of nursing (child, adult, older people, learning disabilities, mental health) providing practical approaches and techniques that nurses can use in their daily practice with patients. It includes several features to support teaching and learning:

* Clearly defined learning outcomes for each chapter
* Examples throughout to illustrate the application of psychology
* Case studies following a student nurse through different placements and experiences during her nurse training
* Structured activities and questions for discussion to encourage reflection on practice
* Annotated suggestions for further reading

With nurses increasingly being held to public and professional account, the importance of understanding a clinical encounter, in particular the psychological aspects of it together with developing a skillset to respond to patients, has never been greater. This accessible and entertaining book will be indispensable reading for nurses at undergraduate and graduate level, particularly those on the pre-registration nursing diploma and Bsc (Hons) in Nursing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 175 x 245 x 23mm | 542g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0745671497
  • 9780745671499
  • 829,371

About Alison Torn

Alison Torn is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at Leeds Trinity University.


Pete Greasley is a Teaching Fellow in the Division of Health Research at Lancaster University.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements
Preface Alison Torn and Pete Greasley
PART I: NURSING & THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH & HEALTH CARE
Chapter 1 What is Psychology and Why is it Relevant to Nursing?
Pete Greasley
Chapter 2 Psychology and Models of Health
Sally Sargeant
PART II: BEING A PATIENT
Chapter 3 Nursing the Child and Young Person
Paul Buckley
Chapter 4 Nursing the Adult
Alison Torn
Chapter 5 Nursing Those with Learning Disabilities
Raghu Raghavan
Chapter 6 Nursing People with Dementia
Claire Surr
Chapter 7 Nursing Those in Pain
James Jackson
Chapter 8 Nursing Those at the End of Life
Vanessa Taylor and Beverley Norris
PART III: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE NURSING ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 9 Stress and Illness
James Jackson
Chapter 10 Anxiety and Depression
Joe MacDonagh
Chapter 11 Altered Mental States
Tracy McClelland and Stephen Williams
PART IV: COMMUNICATION & THERAPEUTIC TALK
Chapter 12 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Jane Toner
Chapter 13 Counselling
Peter Spencer
Chapter 14 Motivational Dialogue
Gillian Tober
CONCLUSION
Chapter 15 Psychology and Working as a Nurse
Sally Sargeant, Patricia Johnson and Patricia Green
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