Psychiatric Nursing: Biological and Behavioral Concepts / Edition 1

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Overview

This text addresses the biological and behavioral implications of nursing care across the lifespan. It explores the complexity of mental illness and discusses how to formulate effective care plans in a variety of settings.

Incl. U.S. mental health laws/coping mechanisms/loss & grief across the life span/trmt modalities/personality disorders.

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Reviewer: Marilyn Sample, B.S. and M.S.(Indiana State University)
Description: This psychiatric nursing textbook integrates several models to present mental health theory reflecting a continuum of health throughout the life span.
Purpose: The purpose is to "help students integrate concepts of holistic nursing, adaptation, and human responses across the life span." Few authors organize content around the life span model. This book provides a unique approach to the presentation of theory and the authors satisfactorily accomplish the objectives that are outlined in the preface.
Audience: This book is an appropriate resource for nursing students studying mental health nursing. The authors possess credible credentials and experience.
Features: The book presents theoretical concepts foundational to caring for a population with mental health needs. There are several unique features. "In the new" provides information from the news/current events that enhance learning. "Research abstract" provides relevant scientific information for each chapter. "My experience" provides information about a client's experience concerning a mental health need. There is a chapter devoted to psychosocial care in a medical-surgical setting which is uncommon in many other mental health nursing texts. The material is well-organized, and the format incorporates the use of a variety of color which is stimulating.
Assessment: This textbook comprehensively presents theoretical, scientific, and experiential information while blending it with the nursing process. It is a useful resource and text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766817128
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/20/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1040
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Director/Program Specialist, Employee Support Program
Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist/Psychotherapist
VA North Texas Health Care System Dallas, TX
Guest Lecturer, University of Texas @ Arlington, NP Program

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Perspectives and Principles. Chapter 1: History of Psychiatric Nursing. Chapter 2: Concepts in Psychiatric Care. Chapter 3: The Behavioral-Biological Interface. Chapter 4: Foundations of Psychiatric Nursing. Unit II: Foundations of Practice. Chapter 5: The Nursing Process. Chapter 6: Therapeutic Communication. Chapter 7: Cultural Considerations. Chapter 8: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Unit III: Understanding Mental Illness Across the Life Span. Chapter 9: The Client with a Depressed Disorder. Chapter 10: The Client with Bipolar Disorder. Chapter 11: The Client with an Anxiety Disorder. Chapter 12: The Client with a Somatization Disorder. Chapter 13: The Client with a Stress-Related Disorder (Psychophysiological). Chapter 14: The Client with Altered Sensory Perception (Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Chapter 15: The Client with a Personality Disorder. Chapter 16: The Client with Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders. Chapter 17: The Client with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Chapter 18: The Client with a Dissociative Disorder Chapter 19: The Client at Risk for Suicide and Other Aggressive Behaviors. Chapter 20: The Client with a Substance-Related Disorder. Chapter 21: The Client with an Eating Disorder. Chapter 22: The Client with a Sleep Disorder. Chapter 23: The Client with a Sexual Disorder. Chapter 24: The Client who Survives Violence and Abuse. Unit IV: Therapeutic Interventions. Chapter 25: Individual Psychotherapy. Chapter 26: Group Therapy. Chapter 27: Familial Systems and Family Therapy. Chapter 28: Psychopharmacology Therapy. Chapter 29: Electroconvulsive, Other Biological and Complementary Therapies. Chapter 30: Crisis Intervention Management: The Role of Adaptation. Unit V: The Continuum of Care: Setting Focused Care. Chapter 31: Milieu Therapy/Hospital-Based Care. Chapter 32. Home-and-Community-Based Care. Chapter 33: Care in Medical-Surgical Settings. Unit VI: Advancing Psychiatric Nursing Practice. Chapter 34: Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nursing. Chapter 35: Psychiatric Nursing Research. Chapter 36: The Future of Psychiatric Nursing. Appendices. Glossary. Index

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