Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing / Edition 1

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This exceptional text brings psychiatric nursing theory to life with foundational theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical application for all the major DSM-IV disorders across the treatment continuum. Short, incisive chapters use a nursing process framework and emphasize assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention throughout. A strong focus on student self-awareness and family and community resources makes this a practical text for today's nursing student. Skill building features include psychopharmacology highlights, clinical pathways, critical thinking, and clinical vignettes. A unique built-in study guide helps readers reinforce and test what they,ve learned.
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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: 9780781714518
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 602

Table of Contents

1 Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 2
2 Neurobiologic Theories and Psychopharmacology 19
3 Psychosocial Theories and Therapy 48
4 Treatment Settings and Therapeutic Programs 72
5 Therapeutic Relationships 90
6 Therapeutic Communication 111
7 Client's Response to Illness 135
8 Assessment 157
9 Legal and Ethical Issues 178
10 Anger, Hostility, and Aggression 192
11 Abuse and Violence 209
12 Grief and Loss 239
13 Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders 268
14 Schizophrenia 296
15 Mood Disorders and Suicide 331
16 Personality Disorders 374
17 Substance Abuse 408
18 Eating Disorders 435
19 Somatoform Disorders 460
20 Child and Adolescent Disorders 481
21 Cognitive Disorders 512
Answers to Chapter Study Guides 543
App. A DSM-IV-TR Classification 555
App. B NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 565
App. C Drug Classification Under the Controlled Substances Act 567
App. D Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice (2nd ed.) 569
App. E Canadian Drug Trade Names 573
Index 579
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