Nurture: The Fundamental Significance of Relationship as a Paradigm for Mental Health Nursing

Bonnie Raingruber

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Abstract

TOPIC. Whether nature or nurture is the most appropriate paradigm for mental health nursing practice, education, and research. PURPOSE. To present detailed information that nurture is the most inclusive and sustaining paradigm for mental health nursing. SOURCES. Published literature. CONCLUSIONS. Psychological, social, cultural, environmental, biological, and experience-based problems are the root of mental illness. Mental health nursing must have a comprehensive paradigm that honors the relational nature of the nurse-patient relationship, the critical influence of environment, the importance of biological factors, and the way that narrative understanding and history shape behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-112+132
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Mental health nursing paradigm
  • Nurse-patient relationship
  • Nurture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Nursing(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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