Tag Archives: The Red Handbook

Out of the Asylum

Belated happy new year. Visiting the Royal College of Nursing headquarters in London last Friday ahead of a meeting of the Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) conference committee (more on that below) gave me an opportunity to pop into … Continue reading

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Early community mental health nursing

Perusing, for no particular reason, my fourth edition of the Red Handbook (published, I think, just after the start of the last century) I find this early reference to mental health nursing in people’s homes. Here are the relevant pages … Continue reading

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Exam time

For students up and down the country it is examination season. Whilst students of mental health nursing are busy submitting their dissertations, writing up their reflective essays and achieving their practice-based ‘competencies’ I thought it might be interesting to share … Continue reading

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From ‘The Red Handbook’ to ‘The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing’

Unbidden, but very welcome nonetheless, a freshly pressed copy of the third edition of Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie’s edited The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a Textbook of Principles and Practice has arrived on my desk. This is … Continue reading

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