There appears to be a paucity of books directed towards child and adolescent mental health nursing and those on the market are centred around a positivist, epistemological perspective, which more often renders a medical view of the problems encountered by the child, the family and the practitioner. This book does not attempt to provide answers to the multiplicity of problems encountered by service users and practioners of child and adolescent mental health, rather, by utilising a post-modernist paradigm, the authors attempt, through dialogue, to further critically appraise the theoretical views and practical applications most widely used by nurses within the specialism.
Table of Contents
Setting the modern scene; The modernist project; Critiquing modernist concepts: A postmodernist project; The future Utopia: The new post, postmodern
Sandy FitzGibbon is a senior lecturer in child and adolescent mental health at the University of Central England, in Birmingham. She has extensive experience of child and adolescent mental health assessment and therapeutic practice. Dean-David Holyoake has been working with mentally ill young people for over ten years. During this time, he has been actively regarding issues related to nursing culture and identity.