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  • Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
    Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice


Psychiatric-mental health nursing promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. A core mental health profession, it is a specialty that employs a purposeful use of self as its art along with a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological theories and research evidence as its science. Its areas of focus emerge based on current and anticipated societal needs, including disparities in mental health and its care and treatment among the diverse populations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. iii
Prefacep. vii
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope of Practicep. 1
Introductionp. 1
History and Evolution of the Specialtyp. 2
Origins of the Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Rolep. 3
Current Issues and Trendsp. 5
Prevalence of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespanp. 6
Disparities among Diverse Populationsp. 7
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Leadership in Transforming the Mental Health Systemp. 8
Preventionp. 11
The Evolving Role of National Data Systems to Improve Qualityp. 11
Evidence-Based Practice and Lifelong Learningp. 12
Safety for Patients and for PMH Nursesp. 13
Definition of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursingp. 13
Phenomena of Concern for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursesp. 15
Levels of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practicep. 16
Psychiatric-Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN-PMH)p. 16
Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN-PMH)p. 19
Psychotherapyp. 20
Psychopharmacological Interventionsp. 21
Case Managementp. 21
Program Development and Managementp. 21
Consultation and Liaisonp. 22
Clinical Supervisionp. 22
Ethical Issues in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursingp. 23
Specialized Areas of Practicep. 23
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practice Settingsp. 23
Crisis Intervention and Psychiatric Emergency Servicesp. 24
Acute Inpatient Carep. 24
Intermediate and Long-Term Carep. 24
Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatmentp. 24
Residential Servicesp. 25
Community-Based Carep. 25
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)p. 25
Primary Carep. 25
Integrative Programsp. 26
Telehealthp. 26
Self-Employmentp. 27
Forensic Mental Healthp. 27
Disaster Mental Healthp. 28
Standards of Practicep. 29
Assessmentp. 29
Diagnosisp. 31
Outcomes Identificationp. 32
Planningp. 33
Implementationp. 35
Coordination of Carep. 36
Health Teaching and Health Promotionp. 37
Milieu Therapyp. 39
Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapiesp. 40
Prescriptive Authority and Treatmentp. 41
Psychotherapyp. 42
Consultationp. 43
Evaluationp. 44
Standards of Professional Performancep. 45
Quality of Practicep. 45
Educationp. 47
Professional Practice Evaluationp. 48
Collegialityp. 49
Collaborationp. 50
Ethicsp. 51
Researchp. 52
Resource Utilizationp. 53
Leadershipp. 54
Referencesp. 57
Glossaryp. 65
Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice (2000)p. 69
Indexp. 139
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