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Therapeutic Nursing

Therapeutic Nursing
Improving Patient Care through Self-Awareness and Reflection

First Edition
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Nursing Theory

September 2002 | 198 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'I found the book to be fascinating and so thought provoking that it made me consider more carefully the text and prose to really understand what the author said. It is skilfully written, very readable and has implications for a wide range of people such as the undergraduate, practitioner, lecturer and researcher' - Accident and Emergency Nursing

Gaining self-awareness is a vital aspect of professional development for all who work in the caring professions. In nursing especially, the ability to evaluate oneself affects all areas of practice, including direct patient care, working relationships with colleagues and maintaining one's own well-being in the often pressured environment of health care.

This is an innovative text which explores the ways in which self-awareness can be used as a practical tool for continuing professional development and practice improvement. Divided into three parts, the book examines the role of the nurse as therapeutic practitioner, reflective learner and reflexive researcher.

For all those wishing to develop their skills as autonomous, reflective, accountable practitioners, this book will be an inspiring read. It will be of immense use to those who teach and supervise nurses at all levels.

Dawn Freshwater
The Therapeutic Use of Self in Nursing
Roderick McKenzie
The Importance of Philosophical Conference for Therapeutic Use of Self in Practice
Jill Down
Therapeutic Nursing and Technology
Clinical Supervision and Reflective Practice in a Critical Care Setting

Gillian Todd
The Role of the Internal Supervisor in Developing Therapeutic Nursing
Jacqueline Randle
Transformative Learning
Enabling Therapeutic Nursing

Marilyn E Parker
Aesthetic ways in Day-to-day Nursing
A Lynne Wagner
Nursing Students' Development of Caring Self Through Creative Reflective Practice
Carol Picard
A Praxis Model of Research for Therapeutic Nursing
Tessa Muncey
Individual Identity or Deviant Case?
Gary Rolfe
Reflexive Research and the Therapeutic Use of Self

Useful book to introduce students to reflective practice, to think about the value of true empathic practice and how this not only enhances the patient experience, but their own too. I especially like the section on Transformative Learning: Enabling Therapeutic Nursing, where student reflections are explored.

Mrs Jan Hunter
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Hull University
July 5, 2016

Excellent Book. Well written.

Miss Maria Nolan Fortune
Career Education , Portobello Institute
March 1, 2016

This book provides a useful guide in the development of Therapeutic Nursing Skills. Students found this book useful as a supplementary guide to Therapeutic Nursing, in particular the chapters discussing self-awareness and self-development.

Mrs Sarah-Jayne Tilbury
Health and Education, Middlesex University
December 10, 2014

Explores the role of therapeutic nursing and gaining self-awareness which is vital in professional development of nurses.

Mrs Wendy Grosvenor
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
October 2, 2013

Very good read and offers readers insight into therapeutic development in practice and with people/patients. Some insightful and considered chapters. Highlights relevances on human contact and therapeutics relevant to current practice
Nursing and for other disciplines to read.

Ms Sarah Fogarty
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University Campus Suffolk
March 13, 2013

Will be useful for exploring students self-awareness and skills of reflection

Ms Emma Stevens
Centre for Lifelong learning, Hull University
October 7, 2011

This is a very useful textbook covering all the major issues relating to the 'Reflective Healthcare Practitioner', and is thoroughly recommended to all student nurses. The text is well laid out and each chapter has helpful supplementary sections which help to support the main themes.
The contemporary literature presented is recent, relevant and reliable which also aids the reader to gain greater understanding.
A useful textbook for regular reference to the key aspects of Reflectice Practice.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
July 17, 2011

A very good insight into the concept of self-awareness for nurses. The role of reflection and therapeutic nursing is explored throughout the book. An excellent guide for nurse lecturers.

Mrs Sinead Buckley
school of nursing & midwifery, trinity college
July 13, 2010

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