Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric Nursing

by Patricia G. O'Brien, Linda C. Copel, Winifred Z. Kennedy, Karen A. (Eds.) Ballard
     
 

Featuring a more concise and less expensive format,this innovative series presents a clear alternative to existing nursing course books which continue to increase in size,scope,and price. Each textbook in the series is carefully designed to cover course material in enough detail to satisfy faculty and help students excel on their national board exams. Reader… See more details below

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Featuring a more concise and less expensive format,this innovative series presents a clear alternative to existing nursing course books which continue to increase in size,scope,and price. Each textbook in the series is carefully designed to cover course material in enough detail to satisfy faculty and help students excel on their national board exams. Reader friendly,faculty-approved,and highly affordable,the McGraw-Hill Nursing Core Series gives students what they must know—in sufficient but not overwhelming detail—to excel in the classroom and score high on the NCLEX exam.

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Reviewer: Eileen Trigoboff, RN, CS, DNS (Buffalo Psychiatric Center)
Description: This is an introductory textbook on psychiatric/mental health nursing in which all the basic aspects of psychiatric illness, treatment components, and sociocultural issues of care are covered.
Purpose: This introduction to psychiatric/mental health nursing is also intended to be an informative source on this specialty area to clinicians entering the field from other areas or needing information on psychiatric symptomatology or medications. These worthy objectives are well met.
Audience: This book is intended as a basic text for the undergraduate student and as a reference for practicing professionals in a variety of clinical settings. Some chapters are very technically complex for an introductory text, although generally the writing is at an appropriate level. The editors and the contributors have extensive experience in the field.
Features: Margin notes and an annotated reference list in each chapter further increase the book's value as a resource. Thorough coverage of complementary modalities of treatment is an especially nice feature. The illustrations are anatomically correct with a great deal of information but could be clearer in explaining a single point as opposed to encompassing a number of processes.
Assessment: This book is a useful resource for both the student encountering mental health for the first time in a clinical setting and for clinicians of any discipline seeking facts and clarification in the field of psychiatry.
Eileen Trigoboff
This is an introductory textbook on psychiatric/mental health nursing in which all the basic aspects of psychiatric illness, treatment components, and sociocultural issues of care are covered. This introduction to psychiatric/mental health nursing is also intended to be an informative source on this specialty area to clinicians entering the field from other areas or needing information on psychiatric symptomatology or medications. These worthy objectives are well met. This book is intended as a basic text for the undergraduate student and as a reference for practicing professionals in a variety of clinical settings. Some chapters are very technically complex for an introductory text, although generally the writing is at an appropriate level. The editors and the contributors have extensive experience in the field. Margin notes and an annotated reference list in each chapter further increase the book's value as a resource. Thorough coverage of complementary modalities of treatment is an especially nice feature. The illustrations are anatomically correct with a great deal of information but could be clearer in explaining a single point as opposed to encompassing a number of processes. This book is a useful resource for both the student encountering mental health for the first time in a clinical setting and for clinicians of any discipline seeking facts and clarification in the field of psychiatry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071054799
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Nursing Core Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
577
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.55(d)

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