Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing / Edition 3by Katherine M. Fortinash
Pub. Date: 09/29/2003
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This outstanding resource provides comprehensive and straightforward coverage of psychiatric nursing. Using a balanced nursing-medical approach, it presents strong baseline coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and related treatments, while continuing to focus on what psychiatric nurses actually do. The book weaves important themes throughout the text after introducing… See more details below
This outstanding resource provides comprehensive and straightforward coverage of psychiatric nursing. Using a balanced nursing-medical approach, it presents strong baseline coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and related treatments, while continuing to focus on what psychiatric nurses actually do. The book weaves important themes throughout the text after introducing fundamental concepts early on. These areas include legal/ethical issues, research, growth/development, and cultural implications, as well as psychopharmacology, psychobiology, and communication.
• Takes a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions.
• Full color design makes the book visually appealing and engaging.
• Objectives, placed at the beginning of each chapter, emphasize the most important concepts.
• Key Terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter with page number references, and are highlighted in bold the first time they appear in the chapter narrative.
• DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes present the DSM-IV-TR criteria for particular disorders.
• Nursing Care Plans provide guidelines for care. Each care plan includes a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation.
• Clinical Alert boxes emphasize information critical to the safety or well-being of the client.
• Nursing Care in the Community boxes discuss community perspectives on various disorders and issues.
• Case studies, with detailed depictions of psychiatric disorders, help students conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies, and include critical thinking questions that promote independent investigation.
• Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
• Understanding and Applying Research boxes summarize research studies related to disorders and explain application to nursing interventions.
• Nursing Assessment Questions boxes present questions that should be included in the assessment of a particular disorder.
• Clinical Symptoms boxes summarize the symptoms that indicate a certain disorder.
• Collaborative Diagnoses boxes present DSM-IV-TR and NANDA diagnoses relevant for a certain disorder.
• Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize various modalities and interventions that are used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder.
• A bulleted Chapter Summary concludes each chapter, summarizing the most significant ideas to remember.
• A glossary at the end of the book provides concise definitions of key terms presented in the text.
• Includes a separate chapter on Psychobiology that covers basic neuroanatomy, as well as the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders.
• A separate chapter on Complementary and Alternative Therapies describes current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems, and demonstrates the importance of providing holistic nursing care.
• Completely updated content throughout, including the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy and 2003-2004 NANDA nursing diagnoses.
• Cultural Issues and Spirituality chapters combined to form Chapter 5: Cultural and Spiritual Issues.
• Three developmental chapters (Children and Adolescents, The Adult, and The Elderly) combined to form Chapter 8: Growth and Development Across the Lifespan.
• Therapies content combined to form Chapter 19: Interactive, Activity, and Electroconvulsive Therapies.
• Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Implications in Clinical Practice thoroughly revised with a more clinically relevant focus.
• Chapter 20: Psychopharmacology thoroughly revised to include up-to-date research and the newest drugs available for treatment of psychiatric disorders.
• Includes multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter for immediate reinforcement of chapter content. Answers are provided in Appendix D.
• Rationales for all critical thinking questions that end case studies are available on the book's Evolve website.
• Content on family therapy has been increased throughout (e.g. Substance-Related Disorders and Eating Disorders chapters) in response to reviewer comments.
• New content on "designer" or "club" drugs added to Chapter 13: Substance-Related Disorders.
• Drug monographs, available on the Evolve website, provide information on the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.
- Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication date:
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Fortinash) Series
- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 10.74(h) x 1.01(d)
Table of Contents
PART I INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Chapter 1 Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 2 Clinical Experiences: Rewards, Challenges, and Solutions
Chapter 3 Psychobiology
Chapter 4 Legal and Ethical Implications in Clinical Practice
Chapter 5 Cultural and Spiritual Issues
Chapter 6 The Nursing Process
Chapter 7 Principles of Communication
Chapter 8 Growth and Development Across the Life Span
PART II PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
Chapter 9 Anxiety and Related Disorders
Chapter 10 Mood Disorders: Depression and Mania
Chapter 11 The Schizophrenias
Chapter 12 Personality Disorders
Chapter 13 Substance-Related Disorders
Chapter 14 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Chapter 15 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 16 Eating Disorders
Chapter 17 Sexual Disorders
Chapter 18 Adjustment Disorders
PART III THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
Chapter 19 Interactive, Activity, and Electroconvulsive Therapies
Chapter 20 Psychopharmacology
Chapter 21 Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Chapter 22 Crisis: Concepts and Interventions
PART IV AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS
Chapter 23 Violence: Abuse, Neglect, and Rape
Chapter 24 Suicide
PART V CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
Chapter 25 Grief and Loss
Chapter 26 Persons with HIV/AIDS
Chapter 27 Community Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 28 Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Appendix A DSM-IV-TR Classification
Appendix B American Nurses Association Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice
Appendix C Classification Systems: NIC and NOC
Appendix D Answers to Review Questions
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