Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 7

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In its full-color, fifth edition, Mary Townsend's Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice is still the most clearly written text on the subject. The stress/adaptation model remains the conceptual framework for the delivery of nursing care, providing a foundation of psychiatric mental health nursing knowledge to the student. New to this edition is an increased coverage of the biological causes of disease. Selected DSM-IV-TR disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and mood disorders, will include graphic brain illustrations and boxed information on psychobiological aspects of the disorder and its treatment, including the reasons specific medications can cause certain side effects. Each book will also include a Student CD-ROM with helpful learning and teaching aids, including: an electronic test bank with nearly 300 questions, including rationales for correct and incorrect answers and 50 new alternate format NCLEX[registered]-style questions; more than 400 helpful learning activities; 55+ reproducible psychotropic drug monographs that can be carried to clinicals; client education teaching guides, which can be reproduced by the student as client/family handouts; and many useful assessments, tools, and tables, including levels of anxiety, a medication assessment tool, care plans and critical pathways, and assigning nursing diagnoses to client behaviors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803627673
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Edition description: 7
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1108
  • Sales rank: 324,267
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The concept of stress adaptation 3
Ch. 2 Mental health/mental illness : historical and theoretical concepts 13
Ch. 3 Theoretical models of personality development 33
Ch. 4 Concepts of psychobiology 50
Ch. 5 Ethical and legal issues in psychiatric/mental health nursing 75
Ch. 6 Cultural concepts relevant to psychiatric/mental health nursing 89
Ch. 7 Relationship development 107
Ch. 8 Therapeutic communication 118
Ch. 9 The nursing process in psychiatric/mental health nursing 131
Ch. 10 Therapeutic groups 151
Ch. 11 Intervention with families 162
Ch. 12 Milieu therapy - the therapeutic community 184
Ch. 13 Crisis intervention 193
Ch. 14 Relaxation therapy 207
Ch. 15 Assertiveness training 217
Ch. 16 Promoting self-esteem 228
Ch. 17 Anger/aggression management 240
Ch. 18 The suicidal client 250
Ch. 19 Behavior therapy 265
Ch. 20 Cognitive therapy 274
Ch. 21 Psychopharmacology 285
Ch. 22 Electroconvulsive therapy 314
Ch. 23 Complementary therapies 322
Ch. 24 Client education 337
Ch. 25 Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence 355
Ch. 26 Delirium, dementia, and amnestic disorders 387
Ch. 27 Substance-related disorders 410
Ch. 28 Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders 453
Ch. 29 Mood disorders 483
Ch. 30 Anxiety disorders 523
Ch. 31 Somatoform and sleep disorders 560
Ch. 32 Dissociative disorders 596
Ch. 33 Sexual and gender identity disorders 623
Ch. 34 Eating disorders 653
Ch. 35 Adjustment and impulse control disorders 673
Ch. 36 Psychological factors affecting medical conditions 693
Ch. 37 Personality disorders 715
Ch. 38 The aging individual 747
Ch. 39 The individual with HIV disease 774
Ch. 40 Problems related to abuse or neglect 798
Ch. 41 Men's and women's health issues 817
Ch. 42 Community mental health nursing 835
Ch. 43 Psychiatric home nursing care 862
Ch. 44 Forensic nursing 876
Ch. 45 The bereaved individual 893
App. A Answers to chapter review questions 911
App. B Mental status assessment 916
App. C DSM-IV-TR classification : axes I and II categories and codes 918
App. D NANDA nursing diagnoses : taxonomy II 926
App. E Assigning nursing diagnoses to client behaviors 930
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Can' be used on portable devices :(

    The content of the text is fine however i purchased the e- version for use on my tablet while in class. Unfortunately, this text can only be used on my lap top. It is not supported by my ipad or dell tablet...... Which for me defeats the purpose of buying the text electronically :(

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