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Building knowledge for 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: 9780766810068
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1

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

Ch. 1 Through the door 3
Ch. 2 Psychiatric nursing 13
Ch. 3 Theory as a basis for practice 25
Ch. 4 Neuroscience as a basis for practice 55
Ch. 5 Diagnostic systems for psychiatric nursing 71
Ch. 6 Tools of psychiatric mental health nursing 89
Ch. 7 Cultural and ethnic considerations 105
Ch. 8 Epidemiology of mental health and illness 119
Ch. 9 Ethical and legal bases for care 129
Ch. 10 Self-care for the nurse 145
Ch. 11 The client undergoing crisis 163
Ch. 12 The client experiencing anxiety 189
Ch. 13 The client experiencing schizophrenia 227
Ch. 14 The client experiencing depression 259
Ch. 15 The client experiencing mania 297
Ch. 16 The client who is suicidal 329
Ch. 17 The client who abuses chemical substances 361
Ch. 18 The client with a personality disorder 397
Ch. 19 The client experiencing a somatoform, factitious, or dissociative disorder 437
Ch. 20 The client with disorders of self-regulation 463
Ch. 21 The physically ill client experiencing emotional distress 503
Ch. 22 Forgotten populations 525
Ch. 23 The child 541
Ch. 24 The adolescent 571
Ch. 25 The elderly 597
Ch. 26 Survivors of violence or abuse 637
Ch. 27 Pharmacology in psychiatric care 681
Ch. 28 Individual psychotherapy 715
Ch. 29 Family therapy 729
Ch. 30 Group therapy 757
Ch. 31 Community mental health nursing 771
Ch. 32 Complementary and somatic therapies 785
Ch. 33 Friday night at the movies 801
Ch. 34 Journey on the information highway : how to use the Internet to get helpful information on psychiatric mental health nursing 821
App. A Standards of psychiatric-mental health clinical nursing practice 839
App. B Canadian standards of psychiatric and mental health nursing practice, second edition 841
App. C DSM-IV-TR classification 846
App. D NANDA nursing diagnoses 2005-2006 855
App. E Nursing outcomes classifications (NOC) 857
App. F Nursing interventions classifications (NIC) 861
App. G Critical pathway for a client experiencing depression 866
App. H Psychological tests in common use 876
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