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Books Every Psychiatric Nurse Should Read

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The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles
The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles
Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: In Search of the Whole Person
Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: In Search of the Whole Person
"Possibly the only book you'll ever need about assessment."
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
"Details the history of mental illness in America and the various "treatments" that have been inflicted on patients over the years.  Blows the story about atypicals' effectiveness out of the water!"
The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing: Selected Writings, 1e
The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing: Selected Writings, 1e
"I am an unashamed fan of Prof Barker and this book collects some of his wise words.  Very readable and inspiring."
From the Ashes of Experience: Reflections on Madness, Survival and Growth
From the Ashes of Experience: Reflections on Madness, Survival and Growth
"Personal accounts of mental distress and how they have affected the authors' lives."
Mental Health Nursing and Social Control
Mental Health Nursing and Social Control
"Fascinating discussion of the author's research into CPNs, critiquing the notion of "autonomous professionals"."
Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder: Reactions and Role of the Psychiatric Team
Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder: Reactions and Role of the Psychiatric Team
"Superb, readable book about personality disordered people in high secure hospitals and the nurses who care for them."
Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing: A Critical Approach
Challenging Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing: A Critical Approach
"Thought-provoking stuff from Liam Clarke, who often likes to slip the cat among the pigeons!!"
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Schizophrenia: A Practice Manual
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Schizophrenia: A Practice Manual
"Excellent book that changed the way I talked to patients with delusional ideas."
Speaking Our Minds: An Anthology
Speaking Our Minds: An Anthology
"Articles, stories and poems by users of mental health services."
Psychiatric Drugs Explained: For Health Professionals and Users
Psychiatric Drugs Explained: For Health Professionals and Users
"Superb book about medication"
The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health
The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health