Demedicalising misery: Welcoming the human paradigm in mental health nurse education
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Original versionGrant, A. (2015). Demedicalising misery: Welcoming the human paradigm in mental health nurse education. Nurse Education Today, 35(9), E50-E53. 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.05.022
There is no causal biomedical basis for the occurrence of functional mental health problems. Instead, social and relational adversities are implicated in extreme psychological distress. Formulation rather than psychiatric diagnosis emerges as a more appropriate way to understand, research and help people with such distress. This has implications for mental health nurse education internationally, despite obstacles to curricular progress.