Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing / Edition 4

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Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for learning the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book approaches this topic with a unique perspective that will immediately engage and educate readers by utilizing excerpts from literature movie clips and classic art to convey the actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. Coverage includes the scientific basis for major conditions and disorder types such as anxiety depression mania and schizophrenia followed by therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client the client who abuses chemical substances and survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. An important chapter on self-care for the nurse provides much needed information about taking care of oneself to sustain professional ability. Comprehensive in its scope and one-of-a-kind in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the realities of psychiatric nursing care.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

This exciting new textbook covers psychiatric nursing like no other. Each chapter covering content of the major psychiatric conditions includes a presentation of the experiences of a client suffering from the psychiatric condition, excerpted from literature. Students can use this to better understand their client's experiences before assessing and diagnosing their needs. This imaginative use of literature, art, and film clips makes the text "come alive" for readers, and increases comprehension of the psychiatric condition and its impact on client's lives. Reflective Thinking boxes and other features encourage critical thinking, empathy, and self-awareness. Key Features: Case Studies. Case Study/Care Plan with Critical Thinking Band offers an opportunity for the reader to apply the material presented in the chapter to a real life scenario, with an eye to encouraging extrapolation and intuitive thinking. Several case studies are based on the literary excerpts presented in the chapters, and invite the nurse to apply knowledge presented in the text to an actual case example. Case studies are followed by a care plan based on the nursing process, and each concludes with a critical thinking band, which challenges readers to revisit the case study to determine what else should be considered in terms of providing thorough, quality care to a client in need. Exploring the WEB boxes are interactive tools which encourage readers to broaden their knowledge base and enhance their skills by searching the internet for additional information and resources on specific psychiatric conditions or situations. Supplements: Classroom Manager ISBN 0-8273-7234-5. A must-have for all instructors, this comprehensive and resource-packed three-ring binder includes Instructor's Guide: Key Terms, Instructional Strategies, Additional Resource Aides, audiovisual, computer programs/software, and web sites. Computerized and Printed Testbank with Electronic Gradebook: Testbank. Approximately 1000 multiple choice questions with answers and text page references. On-line Testing Component allows exams to be administered on-line via a school network or standalone PC. Electronic Gradebook. Automatically calculates grades and tracks student performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435400771
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 1,215,386
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Noreen Cavan Frisch, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Victoria.

Lawrence E. Frisch, Author Affiliation: University of Victoria

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Table of Contents

UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE. 1. Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing. 2. Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty. 3. Theory as Basis for Practice. 4. Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice. 5. Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing. 6. Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication Nursing Process and the Nurse-Client Relationship. 7. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations. 8. Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness. 9. Ethical and Legal Bases for Care. 10. Self-Care for the Nurse. UNIT II. CLIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. 11. The Client Undergoing Crisis. 12. The Client Experiencing Anxiety. 13. The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia. 14. The Client Experiencing Depression. 15. The Client Experiencing Mania. 16. The Client Who Is Suicidal. 17. The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances. 18. The Client with a Personality Disorder. 19. The Client Experiencing a Somatoform Factitious or Dissociative Disorder. 20. The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders Eating Disorders Sexual Disorders. UNIT III. SPECIAL POPULATIONS. 21. The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress. 22. Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarcerated. 23. The Child. 24. The Adolescent. 25. The Elderly. 26. Survivors of Violence or Abuse. UNIT IV. NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT MODALITIES. 27. Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care. 28. Individual Psychotherapy. 29. Family Therapy. 30. Group Therapy. 31. Community Mental Health Nursing. 32. Complementary and Somatic Therapies.

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