Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing : A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-10
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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This focused approach to psychiatric mental health provides you with an uncomplicated way to understand the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Inside you'll find two themes of psychiatric mental health nursing: the "How" of Communication and the "Why" of Evidence. You will also find easy-to-understand explanations of the research that applies to psychiatric nursing issues and how to incorporate this evidence into everyday care. Emphasizes evidence-based practice related to nursing interventions and the profound impact of research on the advancement of treatment options for individuals with psychiatric disorders. UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes ask a realistic question and then explore the research on the topic to demonstrate how best evidence can be used in everyday practice. Highlights therapeutic communication as a core component of mental health nursing and the foundation for successful nurse-patient relationships. UNIQUE! Applying the Art communication tables walk through nurse-patient interactions to illustrate therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication and provide explanations of mental health nursing concepts. Numerous vignettes offer real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Potential Nursing Diagnoses tables give possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs symptoms. Nursing Interventions tables list interventions for a given disorder or clinical situation, along with rationales for each intervention. Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies sections of the clinical chapters cover the range of available treatments for a given disorder, including both traditional and non-traditional treatments. Key Points to Remember, Critical Thinking questions, and Chapter Review questions help you understand, apply, and remember important information. A companion CD, included with the text and Student Resources on Evolve, reinforce concepts with a variety of engaging learning tools.

Table of Contents

Essential Theoretical Concepts for Practice
Practicing the Science and Art of Psychiatric Nursing
Mental Health and Mental Illness
Theories and Therapies
Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
Tools for Practice of the Art
Nursing Process: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care
Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
Caring for Patients with Psychobiological Disorders
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Mood Disorders: Depression
Mood Disorders: Mania
The Schizophrenias
Cognitive Disorders
Addictive Disorders
Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients Experiencing Psychiatric Emergencies
Crisis and Disaster
Child, Partner, and Elder Abuse
Sexual Assault
Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
Anger and Aggression
Grief and Loss
Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients with Discrete Needs
Children and Adolescents
Older Adults
Caring for Patients within the Context of the Mental Health Care System
Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice
Settings for Psychiatric Care
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