Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care / Edition 2

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Equip yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice. From the author of the bestselling Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, this text was specifically developed to effectively prepare students in today's shorter courses. The new edition features updated content along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders.

• UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes
explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice.
UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios.
Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology.
Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms.
Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients.
Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing.
Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list.

• NEW! Chapter on stress
identifies symptoms and triggers of stressors.
NEW! Selected Concept boxes include pertinent information at the beginning of every chapter.
NEW! A QSEN focus is incorporated into clinical chapter objectives.
NEW! Additional discussions of QSEN are incorporated in the Nursing Process and QSEN chapter.
NEW! A Self Care for Nurses section is included in clinical chapters.
NEW! Opening unit pages include photos and information about the most important contributions of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing pioneers.
NEW! Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455706617
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 247,228
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


  1. Practicing the Science and the Art of Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Mental Health and Mental Illness
  3. Theories and Therapies
  4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
  5. Settings for Psychiatric Care
  6. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice

  8. Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care
  9. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
  10. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview

  12. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW!
  13. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  14. Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
  15. Personality Disorders
  16. Eating Disorders
  17. Mood Disorders: Depression
  18. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders
  19. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  20. Neurocognitive Disorders
  21. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

  23. Crisis and Mass Disaster
  24. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
  25. Sexual Violence
  26. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
  28. Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve

  30. Children and Adolescents
  31. Adults
  32. Older Adults
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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    too long to ship!

    book is what i needed, but the order took almost double the time stated to arrive! horrible service!

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Good book for a psych nursing class

    This book was organized very well and was easy to find different topics.

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