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May 1924

HANDBOOK FOR MENTAL NURSES (HANDBOOK FOR ATTENDANTS ON THE INSANE).

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;11(5):619-620. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02190350125012

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Abstract

Under its older title of "Handbook for Attendants on the Insane," this book is very well known and has been accepted widely as a standard textbook on mental nursing. In this new edition the work has been entirely rewritten, and the changes in the second half of the book which deal with psychology and the care of those suffering from nervous and mental diseases are designed to introduce a conception of a definitely dynamic nature. The principles used are based on the views of instincts and emotion enunciated by McDougall, and much attention is devoted to the meaning and importance of habits. The practical purposes of nursing are kept well in mind, though one wishes that more might be said on the subject and the educational aspects of occupational therapy which is dismissed in a few words. In addition to the nervous and mental divisions, there is a general description

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