Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches

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This ground-breaking core text integrates psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches into advanced practice nursing and fills a void in the nursing literature. It is organized around psychiatric syndromes, rather than DSM diagnoses, so it will remain current even after the publication of the DSM-V. It provides clear and relevant treatment options in the form of decision trees with additional explanatory narratives. The text integrates neurobiology, theory, and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative medicine interventions. While providing comprehensive information on theory and practice, it simplifies complex aspects of treatment with clarity and provides the depth of content appropriate to support sound clinical reasoning required in advanced practice.

The book responds to the current backlash against overmedication in psychiatry. It also fulfills the upcoming requirements by APNA and ISPN that Advanced Practice Nurses must have skills in psychotherapy. Finally, the text focuses on treatment issues across the lifespan and highlights pertinent clinical differences from the adult population through pediatric pointers and aging alerts.

Key Features:

• Organized around psychiatric 'syndromes,' rather than DSM diagnoses, so it will remain relevant after the DSM V publishes
• Integrates neurobiology, theory, and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and CAM therapies
• Provides the much-needed content on psychotherapy newly required for all Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses (APNA & ISPN White Papers)
• Reflects a long-overdue nursing holistic approach, different from the customary medical approach
• Supports clinical decision skills through beautifully-designed, easy-to-follow decision trees for initiating treatment guidelines for 'usual' clients and helps to distinguish those who may require more customized therapeutic interventions.
• Reflects extensive practice and educational experience of editors and contributors from the United States, Canada, and Scotland, all of whom are expert APNs

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Cherie G. Howk, PhD, FNP-BC(Indiana State University)
Description: This is an important book for advanced practice psychiatric nurses. It presents options that have not been readily available for the treatment of complex clients and provides overviews and instructions for integrating alternative and traditional therapies for psychiatric patients.
Purpose: The authors state that the purpose is "to validate and encourage PMH-APRNs (psychiatric-mental health advanced practice registered nurses) to draw from as wide an information base as possible during clinical practice." They note that the book builds on interpersonal and psychodynamic roots of the psychiatric-mental health nursing specialty to provide multiple choices of interventions in order to individualize treatment. These are exciting and worthy goals for the practice of PMH-APRNs.
Audience: The book is written for and by PMH-APRNs in direct patient care. In addition to serving as a classroom textbook, it is also set up to be used as a study guide for those preparing for certification. The editors and authors of each section are experts in this field.
Features: Using authoritative sources such as the scope and standards developed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, and in collaboration with the American Nurses Association, the book expands on psychotherapeutic techniques and the APRN role in psychiatric nursing. The book is a holistic, integrative, mind-body approach that is organized by symptom clusters. This organization allows for the appropriate choice of intervention/treatment based on the symptom.
Assessment: There are few new books to direct PMH-APRN treatment options. This one can be compared to Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Burgess (Prentice Hall, 1997), which provided what was known about the advanced practice role in psychiatric nursing at that time. Now, this book provides the path to integration of treatment options for the holistic care of psychiatric client by PMH-APRNs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826108708
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 815,422
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, is senior editor for Springer's revived Nursing Leadership and Management Series and just stepped down as senior editor for Springer's Annual Review of Nursing Research Series. Her most recent Springer books are The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice; 201 Careers in Nursing; Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 3e, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach (with Jones & Rogers).

Kathleen R. Tusaie, PhD, APRN-BC, is Associate Professor and Lead Faculty for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at The University of Akron and maintains a private practice (since 1988). She is certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS (AACN). In addition, she holds certificates in Advanced Pharmacology, Multicultural Nursing, EMDR, Psychoneuroimumunology, Brief Psychotherapy, CBT, Clinical Hypnosis and Bowan Family Therapy. Her clinical experience (since 1975) has been in psychiatric nursing, starting as a staff RN and progressing to advanced practice nursing. Dr. Tusaie's research focuses upon resilience and positive psychology. She has published on varied psychiatric nursing topics and has presented at national and international conferences, including APNA, ENRS, and MNRS. She has been the PI or co-PI in three funded research projects and has received many awards and honors.

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Table of Contents

Section I. The Dynamic Nature of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 1. Theoretical Understandings and Evidence Base for Practice

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Chapter 2. Shared Decision Making: Concordance between Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse (PMH-APRN) and Client

Austyn Snowden and Kathleen R. Tusaie

Section II. Foundations for Integrated Practice

Chapter 3. Synergy of Integrated Treatment

Kathleen R. Tusaie

Chapter 4. Overview of Psychotherapy

Kathleen R. Delaney and Ricardo Broach

Chapter 5. Overview of Psychopharmacology

Debbie Steele and Norman L. Keltner

Chapter 6. Overview of Complementary/Alternative Approaches

Kathleen R. Tusaie

Chapter 7. Stages of Treatment

Kathleen R. Tusaie

Section III. Integrative Management of Specific Syndromes

Chapter 8. Integrative Management of Disordered Mood

Kathleen R. Tusaie

Chapter 9. Integrative Management of Anxiety

Beth Phoenix and Kathy Johnson

Chapter 10. Integrative Management of Psychotic Symptoms

Linda Jacobson and Marianne Tarraza

Chapter 11. Integrative Management of Sleep Disturbances

Carol Enderlin, Martha E. Kuhlmann, Melodee Harris, Matthew Hadley, Arlene Sullivan, Karen M. Rose, and Anita Mitchell

Chapter 12. Integrative Management of Disordered Eating

Debra Fahs, Robert Krause, and Kathleen R. Tusaie

Chapter 13. Integrative Management of Disordered Cognition

Anita Thompson Heisterman

Chapter 14. Integrative Management of Disordered Attention

Lisa Barry & Marianne Tarrazza

Chapter 15. Integrative Management of Self-Directed Injury

Chapter 16. Integrative Management of Other-directed Violence

Marla McCall

Section IV. Special Considerations

Chapter 17. Integrative Management of Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Syndromes

Rita Hanuschock

Chapter 18. Medical Problems & Psychiatric Syndromes

Marianne Tarraza

Chapter19. Integrative Management of Pregnancy during Psychiatric Syndromes

Carrie Cichocki

Chapter 20. Forensic Issues and psychiatric syndromes

Jeffrey S. Jones

Section V. Maintaining Competence and Quality

Chapter 21. Global Perspectives and the Future of Advanced Practice PMH Nursing

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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