The Mental Health Nurse. Views of Practice and Education

  • ID: 2221378
  • Book
  • 236 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Who and what are mental health nurses now, and what might they become? In this book a number of prominent nurse educators and practitioners present their answers to these questions. Each contributor presents a different "version" of the mental health nurse stimulating students, teachers and practitioners to read and think more widely about mental health nursing. The Mental Health Nurse is a turn in dialogue inviting those contemplating a career in mental health nursing to imagine shaping the future, and those more established in practice to reflect on their own "version" of the nurse. Written by a team of experienced practitioners in mental health, the chapters draw directly on
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A personal view of psychiatric nursing;.

The craft of care – towards collaborative caring in psychiatric nursing;.

Caring about the client – the role of gender, empathy and power in the therapeutic process;.

Coercion and control and mental health nursing;.

Reflections from the outside in – my journey into, through and out of psychiatric nursing;.

Reflections of senior nurse manager;.

Taking stock of psychiatric nursing;.

Ambiguity in nursing – the person and the organisation as contrasting sources of meaning in nursing practice;.

Therapeutic mental health nursing in the acute in–patient setting – mission impossible;.

The mental health nurse as rhetorician;.

Negotiating differences in mental health nursing in New Zealand;.

Is dementia a challenge to the identity of the mental health nurse?;.

Conclusion;.

Index

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Stephen Tilley
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