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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health- With CD

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health- With CD - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1416000518

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ISBN13: 978-1416000518
ISBN10: 1416000518
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health- With CD - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1416000518

Elizabeth M. Varcarolis

ISBN13: 978-1416000518
ISBN10: 1416000518
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

This focused approach to psychiatric mental health provides you with an uncomplicated way to understand the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Inside youll find two themes of psychiatric mental health nursing: the How of Communication and the Why of Evidence. You will also find easy-to-understand explanations of the research that applies to psychiatric nursing issues and how to incorporate this evidence into everyday care. Emphasizes evidence-based practice related to nursing interventions and the profound impact of research on the advancement of treatment options for individuals with psychiatric disorders. UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes ask a realistic question and then explore the research on the topic to demonstrate how best evidence can be used in everyday practice. Highlights therapeutic communication as a core component of mental health nursing and the foundation for successful nurse-patient relationships. UNIQUE! Applying the Art communication tables walk through nurse-patient interactions to illustrate therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication and provide explanations of mental health nursing concepts. Numerous vignettes offer real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Potential Nursing Diagnoses tables give possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs symptoms. Nursing Interventions tables list interventions for a given disorder or clinical situation, along with rationales for each intervention. Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies sections of the clinical chapters cover the range of available treatments for a given disorder, including both traditional and non-traditional treatments. Key Points to Remember, Critical Thinking questions, and Chapter Review questions help you understand, apply, and remember important information. A companion CD, included with the text and Student Resources on Evolve, reinforce concepts with a variety of engaging learning tools.

Author Bio

Margaret J. Halter is Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Elizabeth M. Varcarolis is Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Table of Contents

Unit I - Essential Theoretical Concepts for Practice 1. Practicing the Science and Art of Psychiatric Nursing 2. Mental Health and Mental Illness 3. Theories and Therapies 4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology Unit II - Tools for Practice of the Art 5. Nursing Process: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care 6. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice 7. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview Unit III - Caring for Patients with Psychobiological Disorders 8. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders 9. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders 10. Personality Disorders 11. Eating Disorders 12. Mood Disorders: Depression 13. Mood Disorders: Mania 14. The Schizophrenias 15. Cognitive Disorders 16. Addictive Disorders Unit IV - Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients Experiencing Psychiatric Emergencies 17. Crisis and Disaster 18. Child, Partner, and Elder Abuse 19. Sexual Assault 20. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors 21. Anger and Aggression 22. Grief and Loss Unit V - Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients with Discrete Needs 23. Children and Adolescents 24. Adults 25. Older Adults Unit VI - Caring for Patients within the Context of the Mental Health Care System 26. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice 27. Settings for Psychiatric Care Appendices A. DSM-IV-TR Classification B. NANDA-International-Approved Nursing Diagnoses C. Answers to Chapter Review Questions Glossary