Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning

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Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for learning the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book approaches this topic with a unique perspective that will immediately engage and educate readers by utilizing excerpts from literature movie clips and classic art to convey the actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. Coverage includes the scientific basis for major conditions and disorder types such as anxiety depression mania and schizophrenia followed by therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client the client who abuses chemical substances and survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. An important chapter on self-care for the nurse provides much needed information about taking care of oneself to sustain professional ability. Comprehensive in its scope and one-of-a-kind in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the realities of psychiatric nursing care.

Table of Contents

Foundations for Practice
Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty
Theory as Basis for Practice
Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice
Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing
Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication
Nursing Process and the Nurse-Client Relationship
Cultural and Ethnic Considerations
Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness
Ethical and Legal Bases for Care
Self-Care for the Nurse
Clients With Psychiatric Disorders
The Client Undergoing Crisis
The Client Experiencing Anxiety
The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia
The Client Experiencing Depression
The Client Experiencing Mania
The Client Who Is Suicidal
The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances
The Client with a Personality Disorder
The Client Experiencing a Somatoform
Factitious or Dissociative Disorder
The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Special Populations
The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress
Forgotten Populations: the Homeless and the Incarcerated
The Child
The Adolescent
The Elderly
Survivors of Violence or Abuse
Nursing Interventions and Treatment Modalities
Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care
Individual Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Community Mental Health Nursing
Complementary and Somatic Therapies
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