Caring for Madness: The Role of Personal Experience in the by Seevalingum Ramsamy

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This booklet addresses using own event within the education of psychological well-being pupil nurses. It follows the existential phenomenological culture in addressing the problem of ‘madness’ and worrying and adopts a historic viewpoint to teach the antecedents of contemporary practices in worrying. This historic standpoint comprises historical Vedic, Egyptian and Greek views and indicates the continuity, similarity and contradictions in care from the traditional instances to the current. The publication explores a number of subject matters linking heritage with the scholars’ debts of reports of educating from 1987 to 1997. The empirical learn consisted of recorded team discussions and private, written money owed of the event of educating. ultimately a philosophical method of psychological well-being nursing schooling is recommend. This includes a critique of the idea that of nursing care, an summary of the ways that scholars research from adventure, and a developmental method of reflective perform. The existential-phenomenological method argues for a kind of being concerned during which an ethical stance is taken. feedback are made for running shoes to make the simplest use of scholars’ reflections all alone event as an essential component of the course.Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–8):
Chapter 2 ancient history (pages 9–12):
Chapter three insanity and perspectives of the Self in Early Civilization (pages 13–47):
Chapter four From the Enlightenment to the current (pages 49–56):
Chapter five examine history (pages 57–60):
Chapter 6 process and Presentation of knowledge (pages 61–73):
Chapter 7 person money owed (pages 75–160):
Chapter eight team Discussions and scholar Reflections (pages 161–176):
Chapter nine A Philosophy of psychological overall healthiness Nursing (pages 177–200):

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The uterus was held to be a dangerous place, a place of disease, a source of madness itself, a place wherein arise ‘humours, brackish, nitrous, boracious, acrid, mordant, shooting and bitterly tickling’ (Simon 1978, 260). The uterus was believed to be guilty of causing suicide because of madness in the sickness of the virgin (Simon 1978,258). The medical discourse to taint the uterus with the humour of the black bile of the Nile had started, a diagnosis that proved particularly longlasting. The castigation of this body organ by surgery had to occur to ensure that there was no risk of infection during intercourse, or when 26 An HistoricalApproach diagnosing and curing the womb.

According to these writers, the Egyptian and Mesopotamian approaches to medicine were fused together with the Greek approach and translated into Greek and Latin under the approach of Hippocrates. This led to the institution of medicine for five centuries before Christ and nearly a dozen afterwards. What were considered to be the sources of madness during that time have already been described. Like the other approaches, that of the Greeks left us in the power of god, the environment, minerals, water and natural elements.

This training involved silence, detachment from others and daily examination. The 32 An Historical Approach highest form of purification was considered to be mental work as it was perceived to liberate the soul. Other techniques added for caring for the self were music, gymnastics and vegetarianism as meat disturbed the soul. The Pythagoreans viewed the body as being inferior to the eternal soul. The body was, however, seen as the instrument through which the mind could be accessed. To achieve this aim of purification of the mind, the body was to be hardened by gymnastics, medicine and music (Zeller 1963,37-8).

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