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Psychosocial Nursing Care: A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person

Psychosocial Nursing Care: A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person (Paperback)

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Nursing involves caring for the whole person, and taking care of both physical and psychosocial needs. This book aims to help the reader to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for the whole person and to ensure the patient is at the centre of the care-giving experience.

The book considers different aspects of therapeutic nursing care and explains how you can make the most of opportunities to nurse the whole person. Key topics covered include: Understanding the personal experience of illness

Communication and listening skills

Developing nurse-patient relationships

Psychosocial assessment skills

Using psychotherapeutic approaches

Since it is common for those who are physically ill to feel psychologically vulnerable, the book also has chapters exploring how to care for patients who are anxious, depressed, psychotic or display challenging behaviours.

All chapters include case studies and personal stories of illness to help illustrate the range of practice opportunities for improving your nursing care of the whole person.

An essential read for all nurses looking to hone their craft and for those preparing to qualify who want a deeper understanding of the true art of nursing.

Medical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesNursing Publisher: Open University Press Publication Date: 01/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780335244140  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dave Roberts is Senior Lecturer in cancer and palliative care at Oxford Brookes University and Honorary Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psycho-oncology for the Oxford University Hospitals.

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