This book brings together different views about living and working with schizophrenia. The discussions focus on the psychococial aspects of care, and the book includes personal narratives from a sufferer and a carer as well as contributions from a Jungian analyst, occupational therapists and a psychiatric nurse. Schizophrenia is a highly complex condition, which impacts on every aspect of an individuala s well--being. Today many clinicians are involved in any individual programme of care and there can be conflict between professionals about the weighting of the approaches to the management of an individuala s experiences, together with a divergent understanding of the psycholgoical and social consquences of these experiences.
Contributions. Introduction. Chapter 1 The science of enduring madness -- Joe Frankland. Chapter 2 A carera s view of schizophrenia -- Ronald W. Ryall. Chapter 3 Psychodynamic aspects of collaborative care -- Trevor Jameson. Chapter 4 Schizophrenia and occuapational therapy -- Sally Goldspink and Sarah Newman. Chapter 5 Nursing aspects of schizophrenia -- Sue Kerr. Index