Demedicalising misery: welcoming the human paradigm in mental health nurse education

Alec Grant

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To date, no genes, biomarkers or evidence for disease processes have been convincingly identified for functional mental health problems. Instead, an overwhelming amount of evidence points to the causal role of social and relational adversities in their developmentt. A change of language is needed to understand, conceptualise, research and help in alleviating human misery. In moving from technological to human paradigmatic understandings, narrative-based approaches, including the central role of formulation, emerge as a more credible way forward.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015

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  • Demedicalising mental health
  • Technological paradigm
  • Human paradigm
  • Mental health nurse education
  • Social justice


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