Nurse's Clinical Guide to Psychiatric and Mental Health Care / Edition 1

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SHRINKWRAPPED SHIPS FROM USA : Description: 378 Pages: Edition 1 Springhouse Pub Co (January 1996) : Each chapter of this work gives readers communication strategies, nursing ... diagnoses, probable etiologies and defining characterstics. Explantions of terms and concepts are also included. Read more Show Less

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Each chapter gives readers communication strategies, nursing diagnoses, probable etiologies, defining characteristics, long- and short-term goals, interventions (with rationales), and family care. Readers also find explanations of terms and concepts. Contents include treatment modalities and therapeutic communication; disorders usually first evident in infancy, childhood, and adolescence; delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders; substance-related disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; mood disorders; anxiety disorders; somatoform disorders; dissociative disorders; eating disorders; adjustment disorders; personality disorders; psychological factors affecting medical condition; special needs of the homeless person with chronic mental illness; special needs of the abused person; special needs of the person with HIV/AIDS; appendices (including NANDA diagnoses, DSM-IV classification, mental status assessment, common defense mechanisms, psychiatric drug charts, and ANA standards of psychiatric and mental health nursing practice), references, and index.

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Reviewer: Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, RN, CS (Daemen College)
Description: This book, applying nursing diagnostic terms to DSM-IV diagnostic categories, provides extensive information about common psychiatric/mental health disorders. This first edition includes defining characteristics and probable etiologies of mental disorders; the book also addresses long- and short-term treatment goals, psychiatric medications, and family care strategies for clients with psychiatric disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist nurses in constructing individualized care plans for clients who are experiencing psychiatric disorders. The book does meet the objectives by describing psychiatric and psychosocial nursing diagnoses, expected patient/family outcomes, and appropriate nursing interventions in detail.
Audience: Written specifically for nurses, from students to practicing psychiatric RNs, this book will be especially useful to RNs working in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment settings. The author of this book, a clinical nurse specialist who teaches at a renowned university, is clearly credible as an expert in this field.
Features: An important feature of this well organized and nicely illustrated book is the division of categories based on DSM-IV diagnostic codes. In addition, appendixes describing common defense mechanisms, psychiatric medications, and a guide to the mental status exam are helpful tools for the practicing nurse. Material in the text is cross-referenced, and a reference list suggesting resources for further reading is included.
Assessment: Listed according to DSM-IV codes, the nursing diagnoses described in this text are easily accessible and filled with thorough, up-to-date information. Given the movement to deliver holistic nursing care in a time-effective manner, this book will be a helpful guide for nurses working with psychiatrically impaired individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Cheryl Laskowski
This second edition text is a presentation of nursing care plans for clients with psychiatric disorders. Based on NANDA (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association) nursing diagnoses, and cross-referenced to DSM-IV psychiatric disorder categories, probable causes/characteristics of psychiatric disorders, as well as recommended goals, interventions, and associated rationales are included. The stated purpose is to assist students and practicing nurses develop individualized plans of care for clients with psychiatric disorders. An additional purpose is to enhance the knowledge base of nurses working in a variety of settings with clients who have psychiatric disorders. The audience is likely to be student nurses, psychiatric nurses, and other nurses working in non-psychiatric settings. Nursing care plans are provided for clients with psychiatric disorders. Chapters are delineated based on DSM-IV diagnosis. In addition, chapters that include therapeutic communication techniques, legal issues in psychiatric nursing, and the special needs of specific groups are included. Information is nicely highlighted, using numerous tables and "bullet" formatting. A strong point is the inclusion of a "family care" section in each chapter. Five appendixes are provided, including a list of references. I would have found more integration of references throughout the text helpful. This is an updated version of psychiatric nursing care plans that is comparable to other psychiatric nursing care plan books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874347203
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.53 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Therapeutic Communication Skills and Treatment Modalities 1
2 Disorders Usually First Evident in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence 13
3 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders 43
4 Substance-Related Disorders 72
5 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 93
6 Mood Disorders 131
7 Anxiety Disorders 154
8 Somatoform Disorders 190
9 Dissociative Disorders 210
10 Eating Disorders 228
11 Adjustment Disorders 246
12 Personality Disorders 255
13 Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition 276
14 Special Needs of the Homeless Person with Chronic Mental Illness 285
15 Special Needs of the Abused Person 295
16 Special Needs of the Person with HIV/AIDS 326
App. A: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 336
App. B: DSM-IV Classification: Categories and Codes 339
App. C: Mental Status Assessment 352
App. D: Common Defense Mechanisms 354
App. E: Psychiatric Medications 357
App. F: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 366
References 370
Index 373
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