The practice of nursing is intricately tied to a thorough working knowledge of human behaviour. Psychology for Nurses has identified those areas of psychology most directly pertinent to the daily work of the nurse, and presents the contemporary evidence, both from a scientific and an applied viewpoint, on the role psychology plays in the practice of nursing. In this sense it is not simply an introductory text of psychology but a work on psychology specifically directed to the needs of nurses. It combines theory with practice so nurses may better understand the behaviour of their patients and use psychology both in patient management and in the management of their own, professional lives.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
ANNE BYRNE is a Former Lecturer in Psychology for nurses at the University of Canberra.
DON BYRNE is a Reader in Psychology at the Australian National University.
Table of ContentsPreface.- Elements of Psychology.- Nursing as a Helping Relationship.- Counselling: the Nurse Practitioner's Guide.- Stress, Illness and Nursing Practice.- Emotions and the Helping Relationship.- Communication in the Helping Relationship.- The Influence of Person Perception on the Helping Relationship.- Group Processes and the Practice of Nursing.- Burnout and its Management in Nursing.