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September 16, 1950

Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing

JAMA. 1950;144(3):281-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920030069039

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This book will orient the beginner to the scope, principles, technics and methods of modern psychiatric nursing. Emphasis is placed on the integrated responsibilities of the nurse with other members of the psychiatric team in the psychologic, social and physical treatment of the mentally ill. Psychotherapy and clinical psychiatry are discussed only when necessary to promote an understanding of the principles underlying the nursing care.

The chapters on normal personality development provide fundamental facts for an understanding of the deviations from normal in the mentally ill. They also will aid the nurse in developing insight into her own personality growth and development and will guide her towards improved personal relations. The principles of nursing care in psychiatric conditions with which the nurse will come into contact during her psychiatric experience are discussed in a clear and stimulating manner. The detailed bibliographic material is intended by the author to provide the

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