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Now in its Seventh Edition, this psychiatric and mental health nursing text covers both care of patients with psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial aspects of physiological disorders. Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings. New content includes care planning and psychotropic drug monitoring and the DSM-IV-TR. Other features include an increased emphasis on communication, and a family and resource support list that includes selected Web resources. End-of-chapter review questions allow the reader to balance knowledge-based, analysis and application questions. The Ancillary package consists of a printed Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on disk.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, RN, CS (Daemen College)
Description: This sixth edition text addresses basic concepts related to mental health nursing. The author has updated the book to more fully describe new information relating to psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology. She also addresses common psychiatric disorders and therapeutic psychiatric nursing interventions.
Purpose: The author's overall intent is to facilitate the delivery of high quality and compassionate care to those clients with psychiatric disorders. This book does meet her stated objectives.
Audience: The book is written at a basic level, as it is geared towards licensed practical nursing students and registered nursing students.
Features: Appropriate charts and tables are used throughout the text to highlight pertinent information. Sample N-CLEX style review questions are included in each chapter, as is bibliographic information with suggestions for further reading. The text includes a glossary of commonly used psychiatric terms and a Psychosocial Assessment Tool developed by the author.
Assessment: I recommend this text as a basic source of information about mental health and illness for nursing students. Critical thinking questions distributed throughout the book serve as a vehicle for further discussion relating to the concepts addressed. However, nurses already practicing in psychiatric settings would likely find the text to be too basic and superficial to meet their needs.
Cheryl Laskowski
This sixth edition text addresses basic concepts related to mental health nursing. The author has updated the book to more fully describe new information relating to psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology. She also addresses common psychiatric disorders and therapeutic psychiatric nursing interventions. The author's overall intent is to facilitate the delivery of high quality and compassionate care to those clients with psychiatric disorders. This book does meet her stated objectives. The book is written at a basic level, as it is geared towards licensed practical nursing students and registered nursing students. Appropriate charts and tables are used throughout the text to highlight pertinent information. Sample N-CLEX style review questions are included in each chapter, as is bibliographic information with suggestions for further reading. The text includes a glossary of commonly used psychiatric terms and a Psychosocial Assessment Tool developed by the author. I recommend this text as a basic source of information about mental health and illness for nursing students. Critical thinking questions distributed throughout the book serve as a vehicle for further discussion relating to the concepts addressed. However, nurses already practicing in psychiatric settings would likely find the text to be too basic and superficial to meet their needs.
Booknews
Presents current theory in mental health nursing, discussing basic concepts of human behavior and management of mental disorders, and providing behavioral objectives, chapter review questions, and case studies. The new edition includes expanded coverage of how current social and economic issues impact clients' mental health needs, stress adaptation theory, and nursing care plans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397554737
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Patterns of Mental Health Care 1
1 Current and Evolving Patterns of Mental Health Care 3
2 The Roles of the Nurse in Different Mental Health Settings 13
3 Inpatient Hospitalization: The Mental Health Treatment Team and the Therapeutic Milieu 23
4 Community-Based Treatment Settings for Mental Disorders 33
5 Home Care Setting: Client and Family Issues 43
6 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Mental Health Nursing 55
Unit 2 Foundations of the Therapeutic Relationship 69
7 Communicating in the Therapeutic Relationship 71
8 Theories and Stages of Personality Development 85
9 Influences of Family and Social Environment of the Individual 107
Unit 3 Foundations of Decision Making in the Mental Health Setting 121
10 Nursing Process in the Mental Health Setting 123
11 Human Emotions 145
12 Stress: Effective Coping and Adaptation 157
13 Stress: Ineffective Coping and Defense Mechanisms 171
14 The Mental Status Exam 185
Unit 4 Nursing the Client With a Mental Disorder 197
15 The Client With a Mood Disorder 199
16 The Client With an Anxiety Disorder 215
17 The Client With Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Other Cognitive Disorders 235
18 The Client With Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 257
19 The Client Who Is Contemplating Suicide 277
20 The Client With a Substance-Related Mental Disorder 291
21 The Client With a Personality Disorder 311
22 The Client With an Eating Disorder 323
23 The Infant, Child, or Adolescent With a Developmental Disorder 335
Unit 5 Intervention and Treatment of Mental Disorders 347
24 Crisis Intervention 349
25 Nursing Care of the Older Adult With a Mental Disorder 363
26 Milieu Therapy and Behavior Modification 377
27 Group Therapy 391
28 Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Treatment of Mental Disorders 403
29 Complementary Health Approaches: Therapies and Philosophy in Mental Health Treatment Settings 427
Answers to Chapter Questions 447
Glossary 449
App. A Barry Psychosocial Assessment 474
App. B North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification 483
App. C DSM-IV Classifications 486
Index 497
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