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Mental Health Nursing Care



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  • Mental Health Nursing Care
    Mental Health Nursing Care


Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Readers are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples and statements from clients in their own words help readers understand psychiatric and psychosocial nursing practice.For health care professionals and others involved with mental health concerns.

Author Biography

Linda Eby, RN, MN

Linda Eby received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from the Oregon Health and Science University. Her work experience includes being a staff nurse and nurse manager in critical care, a home health/hospice nurse, case manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist in clinical genetics, and a psychiatric mental-health nurse. She has consulted and taught workshops on the topics of promoting student success and reducing culture bias in nursing education.


Linda currently teaches Psychiatric—Mental Health Nursing theory and clinical courses at Portland Community College. She is also Coordinator of the Nursing Student Success Program. This program promotes the success of nursing students who speak English as a nonnative language, immigrant students, students of color, academically disadvantaged students, and nontraditional students of nursing. Her greatest career accomplishment is contributing to the success of these inspiring students.


She is Secretary of AFT-Oregon, state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and Vice President of the Portland Community College Faculty Federation. She has twin daughters, Kristine who was recently married to Jens Schrader and is continuing her studies at Portland State University, and Monica, an artist, art teacher, and art student at Marylhurst University (she really likes art). Linda is a nature and arts and crafts enthusiast and a good friend to her dogs Wendu and Charlie.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Mental Health Nursingp. 1
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illnessp. 2
Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 14
Personality Theoryp. 30
Mentally Healthy Nursingp. 49
The Nurse-Client Relationship and Communicationp. 62
Stress and Copingp. 82
Psychobiology and Psychopharmacologyp. 93
Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Disordersp. 113
Schizophreniap. 114
Mood Disordersp. 143
Personality Disordersp. 175
Anxiety Disordersp. 199
Substance Abuse and Dependencyp. 224
Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders Related to Developmentp. 251
Disorders in Childhood and Adolescencep. 252
Eating Disordersp. 277
Dementia and Cognitive Disordersp. 295
Special Topics in Mental Health Nursingp. 329
Violence and Abusep. 330
Psychosocial Issues in General Client Carep. 354
Answers and Critical Thinking Discussionp. 377
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scalep. 397
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnosesp. 398
References and Resourcesp. 402
Glossaryp. 409
Indexp. 414
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