Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing / Edition 2

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This comprehensive text offers a unique perspective on the needs of clients with psychiatric disorders. Its fresh and innovative approach is designed to help practitioners understand their clients so they can provide humanistic health care and disease treatment. Current issues in psychiatric mental health nursing affect the care of clients: health care reform, shorter inpatient stays, psycho biology, community care, and technology. The text offers a framework for dealing with these issues while providing a high level of care. The real-life experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders are presented through excerpts from literature, movie clips, and classic art. Special client populations are addressed: the physically ill client; the homeless and incarcerated; the child; the adolescent; the elderly; and survivors of violence or abuse. Emphasis on the art and science of nursing; art through the use of humanities (literary excerpts, movie clips), and science through the theoretical and eepidemiological base underlying disorders. (key words: psychiatric nursing, mental health nursing, psychiatric diorders, epidemiology, cultural assessment, nursing)

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: 9780766826892
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Noreen Cavan Frisch, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Nursing at Humboldt State University in California.

Lawerence E. Frisch, Humboldt State University

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Foundations for Pratice. 1. Through the Door-Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing. 2. Psychiatric Nursing: The Evolution of a Specialty. 3. Theory. 4. Neuroscience as a Basic for Practice. 5. Diagostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing. 6. Tools of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communicaiton, 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. Unit II: Clients with Psychiatric Disorders. THE CLIENT WHO IS..." 10. Undergoing Crisis. 11. Experiencing Anxiety. 12. Experiencing Shizophrenia. 13. Experiencing Depressrion. 14. Experiencing Mania. 15. Suicidal. 16. Abuses Chemical Substances. 17. Personality Disorder. 18. Experiencing a Psychosomatic Illness. 19. Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep, Eating, Sexual Disorders. Unit III: Special Populations. 20. The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Distress. 21. Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarceratd. 22. The Child. 23. The Adolecsent. 24. Survivors of Violence or Abuse. Unit IV: Nursing Interventions and Treatment Modalities. 25. Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care. 26. Individual Psychoytherapy. 27. Family Therapy. 28. Group Therapy. 29. Community Mental Health Nursing. Chapter 30. Complementary and Somatic Therapies. Unit V: Caring for the Nurse. Chapter 31: Self Care Modalities. 32. Friday Night at the Movies.

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