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Summary: Providing guidelines on the construction of care plans for various psychiatric clients is the focus of this text. Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing remains the most complete, easy-to-use resource available to help students develop practical, individual care plans. The concepts can be applied to various types for health-care settings from inpatient hospitalization, outpatient clinic, home health, and private practice.
- New chapter on loss and bereavement
- Indications and Route and Dosage included for individual drugs, not just for classifications
- Includes newest drugs approved by the FDA such as the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro), the antipsychotic aripiprazole (Abilify), and an agent for ADHD, atomoxetine (Strattera)
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- Discussion of disorders organized by DSM-IV-TR classification, including definition, predisposing factors, and symptomatology
- Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies ("Related to ..."), defining characteristics ("Evidenced by ..."), goals/objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria
- Each drug classification lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions
- Unit on psychotropic drugs, covering all seven therapeutic drug classifications; for each class, the book lists indications, action, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions and side effects, table of major drugs with dosage information, side effects, nursing implications, and patient teaching
- Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers antianxiety agents, antidepressants, antimanic agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and central nervous system stimulants
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Year Published: 2004
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