Mental Health Nursing Care / Edition 2

Mental Health Nursing Care / Edition 2

by Linda Eby, Nancy J. Brown RN, MSN
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136136923

ISBN-13: 9780136136927

Pub. Date: 02/06/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Nursing Care is presented in the five-step nursing process format and emphasizes the scope of…  See more details below

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Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Nursing Care is presented in the five-step nursing process format and emphasizes the scope of practice for the LPN/LVN. Rationales after each nursing intervention explain why the action is important and support evidence-based nursing process. Readers are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples, and statements from clients in their own words help readers understand psychiatric and psychosocial nursing practice. Additional NCLEX-PN exam preperation is included in this new edition including test taking tips, NLCEX-PN style questions, and critical thinking care maps for complete success in your career as an LPN or LVN!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136136927
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/06/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Unit I Foundations of Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 1 Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness

Chapter 2 Ethical and Legal Issues

Chapter 3 Personality Theory

Chapter 4 Mentally Healthy Nursing

Chapter 5 The Nurse-Client Relationship and Communication

Chapter 6 Stress and Coping

Chapter 7 Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

Unit II Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Disorders

Chapter 8 Schizophrenia

Chapter 9 Mood Disorders

Chapter 10 Personality Disorders

Chapter 11 Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 12 Substance Abuse and Dependency

Unit III Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders Related to Development

Chapter 13 Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 14 Eating Disorders

Chapter 15 Dementia and Cognitive Disorders

Unit IV Special Topics in Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 16 Violence and Abuse

Chapter 17 Psychosocial Issues in General Client Care

Appendix I: Answers and Critical Thinking Discussion

Appendix II: Mental Status Assessment Forms

Appendix III: 2007—2008 NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

References and Resources

Glossary

Index

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