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Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Clinical Approach

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Clinical Approach - 4th edition

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Clinical Approach - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780721688961

ISBN10: 0721688969

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Clinical Approach by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis - ISBN 9780721688961
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
International: No
Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Clinical Approach by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis - ISBN 9780721688961

ISBN13: 9780721688961

ISBN10: 0721688969

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 02

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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.

Author Bio

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

A Nurse Speaks
Chapter 14 Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 15 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Chapter 16 Personality Disorders
Chapter 17 Eating Disorders

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