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September 28, 1935

Nursing Mental Diseases

JAMA. 1935;105(13):1067. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760390061039

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This is the first revision in several years of Miss Bailey's excellent work. In the present edition a brief summary of personality development and alteration has been added for the purpose of emphasizing the importance of understanding mental reactions so that the patient may be nursed more efficiently. Other changes are noted throughout the work. The text is limited to nursing and aspects of psychiatric diseases and disorders that come in the field of nursing practice. Many additions have been made to the nursing procedures with which this textbook is primarily concerned. It is generally acknowledged with regret that mental symptoms, so frequently found in some form and degree in almost any of the disorders of physical function, are almost totally neglected in the usual training course for nurses. While Miss Bailey's book is primarily written for the nurse specializing or intending to specialize in psychiatric nursing, it covers a

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