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Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing / Edition 1

Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing / Edition 1

by Carol Ren Kneisl
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CONTEMPORARY PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 3/e is the most up-to-date, evidence-based, culturally competent, authoritative, and comprehensive resource for psychiatric-mental health nursing. The authors emphasize the importance of empathy and client empowerment, while providing the knowledge and clinical competence that psychiatric-mental health nurses can use to help diverse clients heal on both psychobiologic and spiritual levels. They prepare students to tailor and humanize interventions for traditional as well as “new” psychiatric-mental health clients encountered in forensic settings, homeless shelters, and in other community and rehab settings. Since advances in neuroscience and genetics are redefining the scientific understanding of mental disorders, the authors offer a solid grounding in psychobiology, including brain imaging assessment and new psychopharmacologic treatment options. This edition adds a full chapter on Recovery and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Strategies, and many new boxed features showing how psychiatric disorders are portrayed in the news and movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900130415829
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 04/24/2003
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 912
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Carol Ren Kneisl, RN, MS, APRN, DABFN, has had a variety of psychiatric-mental health nursing experiences as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry-Mental Health. She has taught psychiatric-mental health nursing in a diploma school, a baccalaureate program, and a master's program that prepared clinical specialists in psychiatric-mental health nursing. She has been a staff nurse, a nurse manager, and a nursing supervisor, and has supervised the group therapy of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatry medical residents.

Carol is also a nurse entrepreneur. She is the President of Nursing Transitions, a corporation that provides continuing education for psychiatric-mental health and corrections/forensic nurses. Her company sponsored the first national nursing conference focused on AIDS. She is a national and international speaker and consults with nurses and mental health and forensic agencies on topics such as group therapy, stress management, self-awareness issues and strategies, implementation of client rights, competency to stand trial, and negligence and malpractice in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Carol has authored or contributed to 18 nursing textbooks and several nursing journals. She has been an associate editor of a psychiatric nursing review journal and has served on several editorial boards. She is a Diplomate in the American College of Forensic Examiners, Board of Forensic Nurse Examiners (DABFN). Carol was among the first nurses in the country to develop clinical specialist certification in conjunction with nurses from New York and New Jersey. Their work formed the basis for the national certification granted through the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.

She is a graduate of one of the oldest diploma schools in the country, the Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, New York, from which she received the Alumna of the Century award on the occasion of the school's 100-year anniversary. Carol has a BS in nursing from the University of Buffalo and an MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric nursing from the University of California at San Francisco, and holds a certificate in community mental health administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Carol is a docent of the Pensacola Museum of Art and the mother of two adult children–a daughter who is a right-brained artist and a son who is a left-brained mathematician. She writes and consults from her home on the beach in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Eileen Trigoboff, RN, APRN/PMH-BC, DNS, DABFN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a specialty in Adult Psychiatry-Mental Health in a private psychotherapy practice in Western New York. An important part of her practice is the national and international interdisciplinary supervision of, and consultation with, other mental health and health care professionals. She has a position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatry at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Trigoboff is the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the facility that reviews, modifies, and supervises all scientific research in health-related issues conducted in a large part of New York State under the Office of Mental Health's auspices. She has taught associate degree, bachelor's degree, and graduate-level nursing students on all aspects of the nursing process, research methodologies, statistics, and pharmacology. Dr. Trigoboff has also been the Nurse of Distinction, an honor awarded to outstanding nurse clinicians.

Dr. Trigoboff earned her BSN, her MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric nursing, and her Doctorate in Nursing Science (DNS) in psychiatric nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Trigoboff received a National Institutes of Mental Health Individual National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship for her dissertation research on medication teaching and psychopharrnacology. Her research interests span nursing interventions from the use of the Nurses' Observation Scale for Inpatient Evaluations (NOSIE) for assault predictions with seriously and persistently mentally ill clients to the effectiveness of a relaxation audiotape program on psychiatric inpatients. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and is a Diplomate in the American College of Forensic Examiners, Board of Forensic Nurse Examiners (DABFN). Dr. Trigoboff is author, co-author, and contributor to 12 books and numerous journal articles. She has presented internationally on a wide variety of clinical, research, and professional topics to health care, governmental, and corporate organizations. She continues to be an international speaker and consultant on topics including professional issues, assessment, psychopathologies, and interventions. She also serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. She is active in community service venues, including clinical settings and family support groups. She also serves as a computer systems consultant to facilities in her local area and belongs to numerous professional nursing organizations.

Eileen enjoys her devoted clinical psychologist husband, her interesting relationship with her Congo African Grey parrot, a large and loving family, good friends, international travel, reading, and gardening.

Table of Contents

Unit I. Foundations for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice

1. Mental Health, Mental Disorder, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Clients: Who Are They?

2. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Who Are They?

3. Self-Awareness and the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse

4. The Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship

Unit II. Theoretical Basis for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice

5. Theories for Interdisciplinary Care in Psychiatry

6. The Biologic Basis of Behavioral and Mental Disorders

7. The Science of Psychopharmacology

8. Stress, Anxiety, and Coping

9. Cultural Competence

Unit III. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Processes

10. Therapeutic Communication

11. Psychiatric-Mental Health Assessment

12. Ethics, Clients’ Rights, and Legal and Forensic Issues

13. Creating Hospital and Community-Based Therapeutic Environments

Unit IV. Clients with Mental Disorders

14. Cognitive Disorders

15. Substance-Related Disorders

16. Schizophrenia

17. Mood Disorders

18. Anxiety Disorders

19. Dissociative, Somatoform, and Factitious Disorders

20. Gender Identity and Sexual Disorders

21. Eating Disorders

22. Personality Disorders

Unit V. Vulnerable Populations

23. Clients at Risk for Suicide and Self-Destructive Behavior

24. Intrafamily Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse

25. Children

26. Adolescents

27. Elders

Unit VI. Intervention Strategies

28. Therapeutic Groups

29. Family-Focused Interventions

30. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

31. Psychopharmacologic Nursing Interventions

32. Recovery and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Strategies

33. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Healing Practices

34. Crisis Intervention

35. Anger Management and Intervention in Psychiatric-Mental Health Settings

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