Summary: The new edition of this popular text offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style engage the reader in a learning process that both informs and enlightens. Clinical chapters progress consistently and logically from theory to application. Specific psychobiological disorders are organized from moderate to severe along the mental health continu
um. The nursing process is the strong, visible framework throughout.
Summary: The new edition of this popular text offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style engage the reader in a learning process that both informs and enlightens. Clinical chapters progress consistently and logically from theory to application. Specific psychobiological disorders are organized from moderate to severe along the mental health continuum. The nursing process is the strong, visible framework throughout. ...show less
Varcarolis, Elizabeth M. : Borough of Manhattan Community College
Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY.
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Unit I Foundations in Theory
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 1 Mental Health and Mental Illness Chapter 2 Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice Chapter 3 Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs Chapter 4 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Managed Care Issues
Unit II Foundations for Practice
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 5 Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Settings Chapter 6 Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings Chapter 7 Culturally Relevant Mental Health Nursing Chapter 8 Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Safe Practice
Unit III Psychosocial Nursing Tools
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 9 Assessment Strategies and the Nursing Process Chapter 10 Developing Therapeutic Relationships Chapter 11 The Clinical Interview and Communication Skills Chapter 12 Understanding Stress and Holistic Approaches to Stress Chapter 13 Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Defenses
Unit IV Psychobiological Disorders: Moderate to Severe
Unit V Psychobiological Disorders: Severe to Psychotic
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 18 Mood Disorders: Depression Chapter 19 Mood Disorders: Bipolar Chapter 20 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Chapter 21 Cognitive Disorders
Unit VI Psychiatric Emergencies
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 22 Crisis Chapter 23 Suicide Chapter 24 Anger and Aggression Chapter 25 Family Violence Chapter 26 Sexual Assault
Unit VII Interventions for Special Populations
A Nurse Speaks A Social Worker Speaks Chapter 27 Care of the Chemically Impaired Chapter 28 Severe Mental Illness: Crisis Stabilization and Rehabilitation Chapter 29 Psychological Needs of the Medically Ill Chapter 30 Care for the Dying and for Those Who Grieve
Unit VIII Lifespan Issues and Interventions
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 31 Disorders of Children and Adolescents Chapter 32 Adults Requiring Specialized Interventions Chapter 33 Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult
Unit IX Other Intervention Modalities
A Nurse Speaks Chapter 34 Therapeutic Groups Chapter 35 Family Therapy Chapter 36 Alternative and Complementary Therapies and Practices
Appendix A DSM-IV-TR Classification Appendix B Some Contributions to Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Appendix C NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses Appendix D Drug Information Appendix E: Answers to Chapter Review Questions Glossary Index
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