Psychology for Nursing
A collected volume of essays by various authors, this book gives the reader expert guidance by authorities in different areas of psychology.
The chapters cover different areas of nursing, including nursing adults and people with learning disabilities. However, the approach means the book will most likely be dipped into rather than becoming an essential reference work for nursing students.
A better approach may have been to organise the book so that each chapter follows an individual’s journey from health to illness, back through recovery and rehabilitation, and, in some cases, to end of life care. Such a journey structure would have been beneficial because, irrespective of the patient’s diagnosis, the journey from health to illness, recovery and, eventually, end of life is common to everyone.
All individuals are involved in maintaining their health, all at some time have to contemplate illness or injury, and many will...
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