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February 1941

Principles of Psychiatric Nursing.

Arch NeurPsych. 1941;45(2):401. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280140211025

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This book presents in clear, concise and readable manner the practical aspects of psychiatric nursing. The material is conveniently arranged in four units. Unit 1 summarizes the historical background of the care of the mentally ill. Unit 2 is a comprehensive presentation of factual material on nursing care related to specific situations and conditions. Unit 3 introduces the student to some of the significant factors of behavior, with methods of observation and recording, and to the purposes, technic and administration of some of the specific psychiatric treatments. Unit 4 deals with extramural problems and concludes with principles of mental hygiene. Throughout the book are summary outlines, questions and references, which enhance the usefulness of the book to both teacher and student.

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