Theories of the Interpersonal Relationships, Transitions and Humanistic Theories: Contribution to Frameworks of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in Europe

  • José Carlos CarvalhoEmail author
  • Raul Alberto Cordeiro
Part of the Principles of Specialty Nursing book series (PSN)


This chapter focuses on client-centred interpersonal theories focusing on the three main theories of psychiatric/mental nursing (P/MH): interpersonal relations, humanistic P/MH theory and transition theory.

The theoretical foundations for P/Mh in Europe should consider their cultural diversity and their history in the care and treatment of people in need of P/MH care.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Carlos Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raul Alberto Cordeiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto (Nursing College of Porto)PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Polytechnic Institute of PortalegrePortalegrePortugal

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