Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing by Liam ClarkeChallenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing by Liam Clarke

Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing

byLiam ClarkeEditorLiam Clarke

Paperback | November 11, 1999

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Challenging Practice in Mental Health Nursingquestions theories and practices which have become central in mental health care today.
The book is inspired by the growing concerns of both the public and professionals about accepted methods of practice and their effects on patients and clients. Liam Clarke argues that while many different theories and models exist their validity and effectiveness in caring for patients has yet to be proved.
Chapters examine:
* holism
* Rogerian and other counselling theories
* forensic psychiatry
* rational emotive therapy.
This will be an essential and thought-provoking read for nurses and other mental health professionals who want to develop as critical practitioners.
Title:Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric NursingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:November 11, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415186978

ISBN - 13:9780415186971

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Psychiatric nursing has become something of a hot topic, with both professionals and the public questioning its practice and methodology. In Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing, Liam Clarke explores the controversy, positing that of all the many theories and models concerning this branch of medicine, few if any have proven valid. The book also explores the usefulness of holism as a medical alternative. If you’re a nurse or health care professional wanting to take a serious look at the psychiatric profession, then this book will prove invaluable.