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Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing - 6th edition

by Mary C. Townsend

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing (ISBN10: 0803611668; ISBN13: 9780803611665)
ISBN13: 978-0803611665
ISBN10: 0803611668

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0803611771
ISBN10: 0803611773

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.

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  • 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)
  • 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 less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 10/28/2003
International: No

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