Vital Notes for Nurses: Psychology
November 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Vital Notes for Nurses: Psychology explores developmental
theories, attachment theories, and relationship theories. It
discusses issues relevant to nursing practice such as motivation,
change, stereotypes, relationships and motivation and looks at
issues of suffering, including stress and pain. Illustrated with
examples from all branches of nursing practice, this text clearly
illustrates the relevance of psychology to nurses.
- Relates psychological themes specifically to nursing
- Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior
- Useful to all nursing students on the common foundation
programme as well as newly qualified nurses.
- Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studies and learning objectives
Profession in Psychology.
2. Who is a Nurse?
Intelligence and emotional intelligence.
Locos of control.
3. How do Nurses Learn?
Theories of learning.
Learning people skills.
4. Understanding Health and Illness Through the Lifespan.
Children nursing scenario.
Adult nursing scenario.
Learning disability nursing scenario.
Mental health nursing scenario.
5. Psychological Theory for Nursing in a Social World.
Stereotypes and Prejudice.
-Theories of love.
6. Managing the Therapeutic Relationship.
Psychodynamic therapeutic approach.
Behavioural therapeutic approach.
Cognitive behavioural therapeutic approach.
Humanistic therapeutic approach.
The impact of the therapeutic relationship.
7. How do People Cope with Suffering?
What is suffering?
Personality and health.
Pain case study.
Stress case study
● Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge
● Useful to all nursing students on the common foundation programme as well as newly qualified nurses
● Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studies and learning objectives
● In the Vital Notes for Nurses series