Transferring anonymity for a few choice words

Warne, T and McAndrew, S 2006, 'Transferring anonymity for a few choice words' , Nurse Education in Practice, 6 (2) , pp. 63-68.

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This paper seeks to address a range of unconscious organisational, professional and educational processes that impact upon the provision of mental health nursing care and the service users experiences of this care. These can often result in a state of anomie for the service user and inhibit real choice being a feature within therapeutic relationships. The paper argues that mental health nurses do not set out to practice in this way, but because of the unconscious nature of many of their responses, their practice is often restricting and only serves to reinforce traditional professional/patient relationships. Using a psychoanalytical approach to data analysis, these unconscious processes are examined. A possible way to address these concerns is posited that advocates greater direct involvement of service users in the educational processes of nurses.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education in Practice
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14715953
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007 09:26
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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