Psychiatric Nursing: Biological & Behavioral Concepts / Edition 2

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The second edition of Psychiatric Nursing: Biological and Behavioral Concepts builds on the successful biological approach and life span perspective of the first edition, and adds a greater focus on nursing care. Beginning with the basic concepts of psychiatric nursing, it presents disorders as they are experienced throughout the life span. The text discusses therapeutic interventions, from psychopharmacologic therapies to group and family therapy to electroconvulsive therapy. It concludes by analyzing the specific roles of the psychiatric nurse in general practice as well as specialty areas. Case studies have been added to encourage application and develop clinical decision-making skills. The scientific foundation has been strengthened even further, with more brain scans and research abstracts, contributing to a full understanding of the scientific basis for psychiatric nursing. This dynamic resource will help develop psychiatric nursing skills while highlighting current advances within this discipline.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Leona F. Dempsey, PhD;APNP;CNSPMH-BC(University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This update of a book on psychiatric-mental health biological and behavioral concepts provides broad as well as specific discussions of adaptive and maladaptive responses to stressors and their impact on the mental health continuum. Advances in science and principles of complex processes are integrated into the various chapters.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to provide a resource for psychiatric-mental health nurses and nursing students on holistic nursing care for the human response across the lifespan. Scientific findings are integrated throughout to provide for evidence-based healthcare.
Audience: Psychiatric-mental health nurses and nursing students are an appropriate audience. The author is a board certified advanced practice nurse who practices as a program manager and mental health provider.
Features: One of the most appealing features of the book is the way information about psychiatric-mental health nursing practice is presented in a variety of settings. The emphasis is on a client-centered approach in a diverse world.
Assessment: Many features distinguish this book from other psychiatric nursing books. It contains the usual features such as a CD-ROM, competencies, and critical thinking aspects, but it also contains research abstracts that indicate how the research can be applied to practice. Moreover, the addition of myths relating to specific mental disorders, presentation of newsworthy items, and suggestions for clinical conferences propel the book to superior status.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418038724
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1154
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (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 Exhibiting Aggression, Hostility, and Violence. Chapter 21: The Client with a Substance-Related Disorder. Chapter 22: The Client with an Eating Disorder. Chapter 23: The Client with a Sleep Disorder. Chapter 24: The Client with a Sexual Disorder. Chapter 25: The Client who Survives Violence and Abuse. UNIT IV: Therapeutic Interventions. Chapter 26: Individual Psychotherapy. Chapter 27: Group Therapy. Chapter 28: Familial Systems and Family Therapy. Chapter 29: Psychopharmacology Therapy. Chapter 30: Electroconvulsive, Other Biological and Complementary Therapies. Chapter 31: Crisis Intervention Management: The Role of Adaptation. UNIT V: The Continuum of Care: Setting Focused Care. Chapter 32: Milieu Therapy/Hospital-Based Care. Chapter 33. Home-and-Community-Based Care. Chapter 34: Care in Medical-Surgical Settings. UNIT VI: Advancing Psychiatric Nursing Practice. Chapter 35: Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nursing. Chapter 36: Psychiatric Nursing Research. Chapter 37: The Future of Psychiatric Nursing. Appendices. Glossary. Index.
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