Schizophrenia: a review of the contemporary literature and implications for mental health nursing theory, practice and education.

  • Kevin Gournay
  • Published 1996 in Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing


Contemporary research in the aetiology, neuropsychology and epidemiology of schizophrenia is reviewed. The picture coming from this work is a group of brain diseases of neurodevelopmental origin which manifest themselves in a variety of ways. In turn, there are a range of cognitive deficits associated with the schizophrenias which may, in the extreme… (More)