- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, RN, CS (Daemen College)
Description: This psychiatric-mental health nursing book addresses a multitude of factors relating to the field of psychiatric nursing, including information on psychiatric fundamentals, nursing process, developmental aspects of individuals, specific psychiatric disorders, therapeutic treatment modalities, and contemporary psychosocial concerns.
Purpose: The primary purpose is to assist students and practicing psychiatric nurses in the delivery of professional nursing care for clients and their families. The book meets this very worthwhile objective.
Audience: Written specifically for nurses, from students to more experienced practicing psychiatric RNs, the book addresses basic psychiatric concepts as well as more advanced implications for psychiatric nursing practice. The editors are credible authorities on the subject matter, as are the multiple contributors to the book.
Features: The book is very esthetically pleasing with full color design, numerous illustrations, and tables highlighting important information. Unique features of the book include key term definitions in each chapter, clinical alerts, research application highlights, and case studies. A list of mental health organizations related to various psychiatric disorders is another useful feature.
Assessment: This first edition psychiatric-mental health nursing text provides comprehensive information about psychiatric nursing in an esthetically pleasing format. Useful for both students and practicing nurses, this book addresses fundamentals as well as more advanced concepts in psychiatric nursing. This book is a worthwhile addition to personal as well as institutional libraries.