Effective psychological care for physically ill patients in hospital
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Effective psychological care for physically ill patients in hospital

Helena Priest Research director, Clinical Psychology Training Programme, Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Stoke on Trent

This article introduces the concept of psychological care as part of a holistic approach to nursing practice. Its primary focus is on the psychological care needs of general medical and surgical patients in hospital, but the principles introduced and discussed are broadly relevant to a wide range of nursing and healthcare settings and contexts.

Nursing Standard. 24, 44,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.07.24.44.48.c7886

Correspondence

h.m.priest@staffs.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review