Nurses and Their Patients: Informing Practice Through Psychodynamic Insights

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Louise Tew, Michael Rafferty, Mary Paget
M&K Update Ltd, 2009 - Electronic book - 281 pages
Research has shown that a patientOCOs emotional state can definitely affect the physical processes of disease and recovery. For patients undergoing hospital treatment, their relationships with nursing staff may have a major influence on their emotions and thus affect their ability to cope with their condition. This book explores the importance of the nurseOCopatient relationship in the light of psychoanalytic theory. Written by contributors from many different nursing backgrounds (ranging from mental health to paediatrics to palliative care), Nurses and Their Patients also includes a number of practical case studies and a section on research and clinical supervision. Anyone involved in caring for patients will find this book helpful, inspiring and thought-provoking."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Theory
7
Chapter 1 The nature of unconsciousness
9
Chapter 2 Developing relationships
25
Chapter 3 The experience of illness and loss
39
Chapter 4 Passing on the blame
57
Part II Case Studies
73
Chapter 5 A personal experience
75
Chapter 8 Sadies baby
129
understanding why?
147
Chapter 10 Joes story
167
Chapter 11 Thoughts on the impact of a suicide
185
Part III The Wider Context
203
Chapter 12 Reviewing the evidence base for psychodynamic principles in nursing
205
Chapter 13 Fevered love
225
Chapter 14 Using Winnicott 1960 to create a model for clinical supervision
243

Chapter 6 Visiting time
95
Chapter 7 The bubble bath
111
Index
265

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