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Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this popular text is designed for undergraduate nursing programs that teach a shortened or integrated psychiatric-mental health core course. The book presents sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders across the treatment continuum, from hospital to home setting. The text uses the nursing process framework and emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention. Features focus on developing student self-awareness, communication skills, and utilizing family and community resources.

A bound-in CD-ROM and companion Website offer numerous student and instructor resources, including Clinical Simulations, psychotropic drug monographs, and movie viewing guides.

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Reviewer: Jayalakshmi Jambunathan, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, BSc (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: Using a nursing process framework, this fourth edition psychiatric nursing book emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiological theory, and pharmacology within the context of current theories and practice, nurse-client relationships, social and emotional concerns, and psychiatric disorders. The previous edition was in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to present sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications across the treatment continuum. The editor has met the stated objectives by discussing interventions in the context of theoretical framework. Interventions focus on all aspects of client care, including communication, client and family education, and community resources, as well as their practical application in various clinical settings.
Audience: The book is intended for students and maintains a strong student focus. However, it can be used by beginning practitioners as well.
Features: The first of the book's four units addresses current issues in psychiatric nursing including neurobiological theories, psychopharmacology, psychosocial theories, and therapy, all of which can provide a basis for understanding mental illness and treatment. The second unit, on building the nurse-client relationship, provides the basic elements essential to mental health nursing practice. The unit on social and emotional concerns covers legal and ethical issues, anger and aggression, hostility, abuse and violence, and grief and loss. The last unit covers the major psychiatric disorders identified in the DSM-IV TR. Many features such as clinical vignettes, drug alerts, cultural considerations, Internet resources, self-awareness and therapeutic dialogues offer unique ways to deliver information. The many illustrations (color art) in the book are attractive features. The book is concise and can be strengthened by adding content on forensic nursing, more on sexual assault, evidence-based research, etc.
Assessment: This fourth edition, comparable to other books on psychiatric mental health nursing, might be useful to students and beginning practitioners because of its concise nature and the direct writing style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781764254
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
2: Neurobiologic Theories and Psychopharmacology
3: Psychosocial Theories and Therapy
4: Treatment Settings and Rehabilitation Programs

5: Therapeutic Relationships
6: Therapeutic Communication
7: Client's Response to Illness
8: Assessment

9: Legal and Ethical Issues
10: Anger, Hostility, and Aggression
11: Abuse and Violence
12: Grief and Loss

13: Anxiety and Stress-Related Illness
14: Schizophrenia
15: Mood Disorders
16: Personality Disorders
17: Substance Abuse
18: Eating Disorders
19: Somatoform Disorders
20: Child and Adolescent Disorders
21: Cognitive Disorders

Glossary of Key Terms, Disorders, Other Terms

Appendix A: DSM-IV-TR Classification
Appendix B: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses
Appendix C: Drug Classification Under the Controlled Substances Act
Appendix D: Sexual/Gender Disorders (NEW)
Appendix E: Sleep Disorders (NEW)

Answers to Chapter Review


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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Thanks to Shiela Videbeck

    This book helped me a lot... I passed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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