Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans / Edition 3by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, Powers
Pub. Date: 12/28/2005
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This pocket-sized clinical companion is designed to assist in the assessment of psychiatric nursing clients, formulation of nursing diagnoses, and design of psychiatric nursing care plans. It provides quick and easy access to the detailed and concrete information students need to know as they visit the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care… See more details below
This pocket-sized clinical companion is designed to assist in the assessment of psychiatric nursing clients, formulation of nursing diagnoses, and design of psychiatric nursing care plans. It provides quick and easy access to the detailed and concrete information students need to know as they visit the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting. The content is clinically based, rather than theory based. This avoids repetition of material that students already have in their mental health nursing textbooks and makes it a perfect reference for clinical use.
• The latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of clients with psychiatric disorders.
• A focus on clinical information in order to assist the nurse in providing patient care in the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.
• Coverage of all major disorders commonly encountered in a clinical setting.
• Care plans with a nursing diagnosis etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales.
• A chapter on Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching provides coverage of psychopharmacology in addition to the content found in each disorder chapter.
• The most recent information in the field, including the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy and 2005-2006 NANDA nursing diagnoses.
• Assessment tools collected in an appendix for quick reference.
• An appendix of drug monographs features the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.
• Revised and expanded client outcome sections include additional outcome criteria, short-term goals, and long-term goals for each diagnosis.
• Additional content on forensic issues in psychiatric nursing is integrated throughout as applicable.
• Online drug cards, updated quarterly, provide users with the latest drug information and can be printed and carried along with the manual.
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Table of Contents
PART I GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE
Chapter 1 The Nursing Process and Assessment Tools
Chapter 2 Maximizing Communication Skills
Chapter 3 Guidelines for the Clinical Interview: Responsibilities of Nurses Who Counsel Clients
PART II DIAGNOSIS AND CARE PLANNING
Chapter 4 Selected Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 5 Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 6 Depressive Disorders
Chapter 7 Bipolar Disorders
Chapter 8 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 9 Personality Disorders
Chapter 10 Chemical Dependencies
Chapter 11 Eating Disorders
Chapter 12 Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Dementia
PART III PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES AND FORENSIC ISSUES
Chapter 13 Crisis Intervention and Rehabilitation
Chapter 14 Family Violence
Chapter 15 Sexual Assault
Chapter 16 Suicide Behavior
Chapter 17 Anger and Aggression
Chapter 18 Grieving and Dysfunctional Grieving
PART IV CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
Chapter 19 Manipulative Behaviors
Chapter 20 Nonadherence to Medication or Treatment
PART V PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Chapter 21 Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching
B. NANDA Nursing Diagnoses 2005-2006 Taxonomy II
C. DSM-IV-TR Classification
D. Assessment Tools
E. Defense Mechanisms
F. Nursing Care in Electroconvulsive Therapy
G. Drug Monographs
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this book acts as a good companion to the text. in no way does it serve as an alternative, but it will only complement your learning. if you are in search of a book that makes designing care plans a lot easier, then you are in luck. however, just remember that no matter what, all care plans still need to be individualized to your patient. this book also touches upon some of the common medications that you will encounter.