The Second Edition of this highly
popular text provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of
psychiatric and mental health nursing, supported by relevant theory,
research, policy and philosophy.
Keen, T., & Lakeman, R. (2008). Collaboration with
patients and families. In P. Barker (Ed.), Psychiatric and mental health
nursing: The craft of caring (2nd ed., pp. 149-161). London: Arnold.
Lakeman, R. (2008). Ethics and nursing. In P. Barker
(Ed.), Psychiatric and mental health nursing: The craft of caring (2nd ed., pp.
607-617). London: Arnold.
Lakeman, R. (2003).
Ethical issues in psychiatric and mental health nursing. In P. Barker (Ed.),
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. (pp. 504-514).
Lakeman, R. (1999). Commentary on 'Where care meets treatment: common ethical conflicts in psychiatric nursing'. In P. Barker (Ed.),
The philosophy and practice of psychiatric nursing (pp. 213-216). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
(1995) article proposes that there is an ethical dimension to the everyday
decisions which psychiatric nurses make in everyday practice. Few would argue
with this position and this commentary doesn’t. Instead
it proposes a complimentary case for values clarification by nurses as the first
step to ‘being alive’ to such dimensions. It suggests that the first step in
this process is acknowledging, and productively channelling the tension arising
from value conflict in everyday practice. It is from such work that nursing can
begin to establish substantive practice based moral positions....
Lakeman, R. (1999). Case Study 4: A cognitive behavioural approach to anxiety. In P. J. Barker (Ed.),
Talking cures: a guide to the psychotherapies for health care professionals (pp. 59-64). London: Nursing Times Books.
Nursing can be therapeutic in it’s own right and definitions of nursing
proposed by nurse theorists (particularly with backgrounds in mental health)
hint at, or are explicit about the therapeutic potential of a nursing
interaction. To realise this potential nurses draw on a wide range of theory and
research, wedded to, and master of no one particular theoretical framework or
Lakeman, R., & Curzon, B. (1997). Society, disturbance and mental illness. In P. Barker & B. Davidson (Eds.),
Ethical Strife (pp. 26-38). London: Arnold.
This chapter deals with the
construction of dangerousness. It balances intrapsychic and social
interpretations of what makes people violent and asks to what extent
'dangerousness' is in the eye of the beholder. It shows what a compromised
position nurses are in trying to balance control and care against the backdrop
of all sorts of barely compatible pressures and influences: professional, legal,
social, political and ethical. Clinical case study material provides specific
illustrations of the particular challenges faced by nurses working in the prison