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Psychology for Nursing

Psychology for Nursing

Alison Torn (Editor), Pete Greasley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-509-50582-1

Feb 2017, Polity

304 pages

$79.95

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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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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
‘Psychology for Nursing is an excellent book which combines clinical expertise with relevant psychological theory and research evidence. This provides the reader with a unique insight into the psychology of human behaviour, and human caring, that student nurses, and those on post-qualifying courses, will find invaluable. There are examples and discussion points throughout to help strengthen the relevance to practice. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to nurses and students of other health disciplines, who will come away with new insights and a better understanding of human behaviour.’
Daniel Kelly, Cardiff University

‘The authors show that, not only do nurses need to have knowledge about core aspects of the science of psychology, we need to become skilled at knowing how to competently apply that knowledge within a broader person-centred approach to care.’
Jan Dewing, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh