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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 9/10/2008.
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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|
|Mood Disorders: Depression|
|Mood Disorders: Mania|
|Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients Experiencing Psychiatric Emergencies|
|Crisis and Disaster|
|Child, Partner, and Elder Abuse|
|Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors|
|Anger and Aggression|
|Grief and Loss|
|Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients with Discrete Needs|
|Children and Adolescents|
|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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