Nursing, by its very nature, involves all the processes of life
from birth to death. In response to new consumer needs and demands, health care
services are moving more and more into the home, into the community and into
alternative settings. A basic knowledge of psychology, communication skills and
culture, as well as coping skills, have become vital to render holistic care to
the individual, the family and society. 21st Century psychology for nurses: an introduction provides the necessary skills to understand,
educate and support patients and clients through painful and unpleasant health
21st Century psychology for nurses introduces six important perspectives in psychology
which influence how people respond to their circumstances: behavioural,
psychoanalytic, humanistic, neurobiological, cognitive and sociocultural. Each
chapter focuses on a different health aspect and includes key terms, interim
summaries and critical thinking questions.
Contents include the following:
• The nature of
foundations of psychology
• Memory and
• Motivation and
• Health, stress
• Culture and
• HIV and AIDS – a
challenge to the caregiver
• On death and
21st Century psychology for nurses is aimed at student nurses and caregivers, as
well as educators, and was compiled after intensive market research at all the
nursing colleges in South Africa.
Andrea van Vuren has a BA (Nursing) from the University of
Pretoria and postgraduate diplomas in midwifery, nursing education and community
nursing science. After becoming a nursing educator, she specialised in the fields
of sociology and psychology. She has over 35 years of nursing experience, and
has done intensive research on HIV and AIDS and its psychosocial impact on the patient/client,
family and community.
1: The nature of psychology
2: Biological foundations of psychology
4: Developmental psychology
5: Memory and forgetting
6: Motivation and emotion
8: Health, stress and coping
9: Positive psychology
10: Culture and health
11: HIV and AIDS – a challenge to the caregiver
12: On death and dying
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