Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing / Edition 3

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Building knowledge and fostering empathy simultaneously, no other book captures nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders quite like Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. The distinctive approach of this text is unrivaled, as it utilizes excerpts from literature, movie clips, and classic art to convey actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. The scientific basis of disease is presented for a thorough collection of conditions and disorder types, such as anxiety, depression, mania, and schizophrenia; as well as 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. Comprehensive in scope and unique in delivery, this title presents the reality 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: 9781401856441
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.58 (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, Chapter 1- Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing, Chapter 2- Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty, Chapter 3- Theory as Basis for Practice, Chapter 4- Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice, Chapter 5- Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing, Chapter 6- Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication, Nursing Process, and the Nurse-Client Relationship, Chapter 7- Cultural and Ethnic Considerations, Chapter 8- Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness, Chapter 9- Ethical and Legal Bases for Care, Chapter 10- Self-Care for the Nurse, Unit II. Clients with Psychiatric Disorders, Chapter 11- The Client Undergoing Crisis, Chapter 12- The Client Experiencing Anxiety, Chapter 13- The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia, Chapter 14- The Client Experiencing Depression, Chapter 15- The Client Experiencing Mania, Chapter 16- The Client Who Is Suicidal, Chapter 17- The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances, Chapter 18- The Client with a Personality Disorder, Chapter 19- The Client Experiencing a Somatoform, Factitious, or Dissociative Disorder, Chapter 20- The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Unit III. Special Populations, Chapter 21- The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress, Chapter 22- Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarcerated, Chapter 23- The Child, Chapter 24- The Adolescent, Chapter 25- The Elderly, Chapter 26- Survivors of Violence or Abuse, Unit IV. Nursing Interventions and Treatment Modalities, Chapter 27- Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care, Chapter 28- Individual Psychotherapy, Chapter 29- Family Therapy, Chapter 30- Group Therapy, Chapter 31- Community Mental Health Nursing, Chapter 32- Complementary and Somatic Therapies, Chapter 33- Friday Night at the Movies, Chapter 34- How to Use the Internet to Research Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2007


    This book is very artsy and pretty, but doesn't get to the point! The poems are lovely and so is the art, but I need to understand mental health nursing and this book just doesn't cut it.

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