The nature of psychiatric nursing: the intersection of paradigm, evolution, and history.

@article{McCabe2002TheNO,
  title={The nature of psychiatric nursing: the intersection of paradigm, evolution, and history.},
  author={Susan M McCabe},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={51-60}
}
Psychiatric nursing, while vibrant and applicable once, is predicated on an approach to care and an understanding of mental illness that reflects an older time. Psychiatric nursing is in the precarious position of having an aging paradigm of practice, rooted in older knowledge and beliefs and recalcitrant to new knowledge and new realities of clinical practice. This article highlights paradigmatic assumptions and identifies the two dominant knowledge structures that struggle to coexist within… CONTINUE READING

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