Behaviour therapy in psychiatric and mental handicap nursing
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 55–69, January 1980
How to Cite
Barker, P. (1980), Behaviour therapy in psychiatric and mental handicap nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 5: 55–69. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1980.tb00210.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 30 July 1979
This paper presents an overview of the evaluation study conducted between November 1977 and December 1978. The study involved twenty nurses who had completed the Behaviour Therapy Course of the Scottish Committee for Clinical Nursing Studies.
It provides an overview of the former students’ engagement in behaviour therapy on completion of the course. The study was conducted approximately 6 months after each student had returned to their parent hospital, unit or to new posts. The information was collected by circulation of a questionnaire. The report summarizes the returns presented by the individual nurses. Additional information or comments were supplied by several of the former students: unsolicited communications of this nature are acknowledged where they appear in the text, by the indication of an asterisk (*).