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May 22, 1926

A Text-Book of Psychology for Nurses.

JAMA. 1926;86(21):1647. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670470055033

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The need of some knowledge of the patient as a human being instead of as a mere collection of organs each of which is subject to disease is steadily becoming recognized as essential for all who would undertake the care and treatment of the sick. To no group is this of greater importance than to the nurse, not only as regards the care of her patients but also in relation to her own satisfactory adjustment to her work. In this volume is presented an outline of the modern conception of human behavior expressly designed by a nurse for the use of nurses. With this in view, the various topics are throughout illustrated by situations taken from the hospital and training school. It is written in simple language and is probably as brief as is consistent with a practical working knowledge. It can be safely recommended for use in training schools

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