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I would recommend it for any nursing student. It's not full of useless information and statistics that you will never use. It has the information that you will need.
This fully updated Fifth Edition explores the full psychiatric nursing curriculum, from theoretical foundations to application of interventions for commonly encountered disorders. The textbook focus' is on treatment modalities, nursing care, therapeutic communication, and self-awareness. The built-in study guide helps reinforce student learning and knowledge retention. Abundant features highlight the most pertinent learning concepts.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1 Current Theories And Practice
Chapter 1 Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 2 Neurobiologic Theories and Psychopharmacology
Chapter 3 Psychosocial Theories and Therapy
Chapter 4 Treatment Settings and Therapeutic Programs
UNIT 2 Building The Nurse-Client Relationship
Chapter 5 Therapeutic Relationships
Chapter 6 Therapeutic Communication
Chapter 7 Client's Response to Illness
Chapter 8 Assessment UNIT 3 CURRENT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CONCERNS
Chapter 9 Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 10 Anger, Hostility, and Aggression
Chapter 11 Abuse and Violence
Chapter 12 Grief and Loss UNIT 4 NURSING PRACTICE FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
Chapter 13 Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and Stress-Related Illness
Chapter 14 Schizophrenia
Chapter 15 Mood Disorders
Chapter 16 Personality Disorders
Chapter 17 Substance Abuse
Chapter 18 Eating Disorders
Chapter 19 Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 20 Child and Adolescent Disorders
Chapter 21 Cognitive Disorders
Answers to Chapter Study Guides
Appendix A DSM-IV-TR Classification
Appendix B NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses
Appendix C Drug Classification Under the Controlled Substances Act
Appendix D Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice
Appendix E Canadian Drug Trade Names
Appendix F Mexican Drug Trade Names
Appendix G Sleep Disorders
Appendix H Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Glossary of Key Terms Index