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Psychosocial nursing care : a guide to nursing the whole person

Author: Dave Roberts
Publisher: Berkshire : Open University Press, 2013.
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"This book aims to give the nurse the theoretical framework and the practical knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the psychosocial aspects of their work"--EBL.
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Roberts, Dave.
Psychosocial nursing care.
[S.l.] : Open University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)828139256
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Roberts
ISBN: 9780335244157 0335244157
OCLC Number: 843332366
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages)
Contents: 1. Mind, Body and Illness: In Search of the Whole Person --
2. Communication in Nursing --
3. Psychosocial Nursing Care: Caring for the Whole Person --
4. Psychosocial Assessment: Understanding the Whole Person --
5. Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Nursing: New Opportunities for Working with the Whole Person --
6. Working with the Anxious Person --
7. Working with the Depressed Person --
8. Working with the Psychotic Person and with the Seriously Mentally Ill --
9. Working with People who Present Difficult Behaviours. Introduction --
1. Mind, Body and Illness: In Search of the Whole Person --
Introduction --
Mind and body in nursing --
Holism, reductionism --
Integration --
How people react to illness --
Stress, coping and adjustment --
Transition and growth --
Resilience --
Psychopathology and comorbidity --
Medicalization and normalization --
Medically unexplained physical symptoms and somatoform disorders --
Summary --
References --
Further reading --
2. Communication in Nursing --
Introduction --
What is communication? --
Communication in context --
Creating a positive environment for effective communication --
The patient's contribution to communication --
Non-verbal communication --
Verbal communication --
Giving information --
Dealing with emotional issues --
Telephone and written communication --
Summary --
References --
3. Psychosocial Nursing Care: Caring for the Whole Person --
Introduction --
Psychosocial nursing care --
Nurse-patient interaction --
Therapeutic relationships in nursing --
Closeness and involvement --
Intimacy and empathy --
Meaning and narrative --
Engagement and emotional work --
Self-awareness and self-management in nursing --
Summary --
References --
Further reading --
4. Psychosocial Assessment: Understanding the Whole Person --
Introduction --
The purpose of psychosocial assessment --
Narrative as a basis for assessment --
The process of assessment --
Dimensions of assessment --
Physical assessment --
Psychological assessment --
Social identity and relationships --
The family as a unit of assessment --
Spiritual assessment --
Adjustment --
Valuing diversity --
Assessment frameworks and tools --
Care planning --
Summary --
References --
5. Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Nursing: New Opportunities for Working with the Whole Person --
Introduction --
Counselling and counselling skills --
Motivational interviewing --
Psychodynamic psychotherapy --
Cognitive therapy --
Problem-solving --
Mindfulness --
Psychotherapy --
what is the potential for its use in adult general nursing? --
Summary --
References --
Further reading --
6. Working with the Anxious Person --
Introduction --
Understanding the nature and experience of anxiety --
Anxiety, stress and trauma --
Links with other physical health problems --
Types of anxiety diagnosis --
Assessment --
Assessment tools --
Anxiety management --
Anxiety and panic first aid --
Anxiety management strategies --
Treatment for anxiety disorders --
Self-help resources --
Summary --
References --
7. Working with the Depressed Person --
Introduction and learning objectives --
Understanding the nature and experience of depression --
Features of depression --
physical, psychological and social --
Links with other health conditions or problems --
Assessment --
Psychological assessment --
Social assessment --
Assessment for suicide risk --
Assessment tools --
Management of depression --
Psychotherapy for depression --
Medication as treatment for depression --
Self-help resources --
Summary --
References --
8. Working with the Psychotic Person and with the Seriously Mentally Ill --
Introduction --
What do we mean by psychosis? --
What leads to a person receiving a diagnosis of psychosis? --
Acute psychotic conditions --
Serious mental illness (SMI) --
Physical health effects of SMI --
Social effects of SMI --
The management of SMI --
Assessment of psychosis --
Nursing care of psychotic states --
Confusional states --
Consent and capacity --
Working with mental health services --
Summary --
References --
Further reading/resources --
9. Working with People who Present Difficult Behaviours --
Introduction --
The 'difficult patient' --
Challenging behaviours --
Violence and aggression --
Self-harm --
Suicide prevention --
Alcohol and drug misuse --
Drug misuse --
Drug misuse --
strategies for management.
Responsibility: Dave Roberts.

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