Interpersonal Relations In Nursing

SKU# 9780826179111

A Conceptual Frame of Reference for Psychodynamic Nursing

Author: Hildegard E. Peplau RN


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Originally published in 1952 by a towering figure in nursing history, this book stresses the then novel theory of interpersonal relations as it was relevant to the work of nurses. Her framework suggested that interaction phenomena that occur during patient-nurse relationships have qualitative impact on patient outcomes. While the past four decades have seen a substantial expansion in the use and understanding of interpersonal theory, such as cognitive development and general systems theory, this classic book remains a useful foundation for all nurses as so much subsequent work used this work as its starting point. Springer Publishing Company is delighted to make this book available again.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 2004
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826179111
  • EISBN 9780826197863

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, by Trevor Clay
    Part I: Phases and Roles in Nursing Situations
  1. A Definition of Nursing
  2. Phases of Nurse-Patient Relationships
  3. Roles in Nursing

  4. Part II: Influences in Nursing Situations
  5. Human Needs
  6. Interferences to Achievements of Goals
  7. Opposing Goals
  8. Unexplained Discomfort

  9. Part III: Psychological Tasks
  10. Learning to Count on Others
  11. Learning to Delay Satisfaction
  12. Identifying Oneself
  13. Developing Skills in Participation

  14. Part IV: Methods for Studying Nursing as an Interpersonal Process
  15. Observation, Communication, and Recording

  16. Selected Bibliography