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Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing - 6th edition

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780803611665

ISBN10: 0803611668

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing by Mary C. Townsend - ISBN 9780803611665
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No
Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing by Mary C. Townsend - ISBN 9780803611665

ISBN13: 9780803611665

ISBN10: 0803611668

Edition: 6TH 04

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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)


  • 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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The Foundation for Planning Psychiatric Nursing Care

1. Nursing Process: One Step to Professionalism

Unit 2: Alterations in Psychosocial Adaptation

2. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
3. Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorders
4. Substance-Related Disorders
5. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
6. Mood Disorders
7. Anxiety Disorders
8. Somatoform and Sleep Disorders
9. Dissociative Disorders
10. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
11. Eating Disorders
12. Adjustment Disorders
13. Impulse Control Disorders
14. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition
15. Personality Disorders

Unit 3: Special Topics in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

16. Problems Related to Abuse or Neglect
17. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
18. HIV Disease
19. Homelessness
20. Psychiatric Home Nursing Care
21. Forensic Nursing
22. Complementary Therapies
23. Loss and Bereavement

Unit 4: Psychotropic Medications

24. Antianxiety Agents
25. Antidepressants
26. Mood-Stabilizing Drugs
27. Antipsychotic Agents
28. Antiparkinsonian Agents
29. Sedative-Hypnotics
30. Central Nervous System Stimulants

Index of Nursing Diagnoses
General (Subject) Index
Drug Index