Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, this full-color text covers all of the most common disorders and treatments. A balanced nursing-medical approach includes a strong emphasis on the nursing process, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, and interdisciplinary interventions. This book offers an approach that is clear, straightforward, and holistic to boost confidence in managing clients and to help students prepare for success on the NCLEX® examination.
- UNIQUE! Balanced nursing-medical approach offers strong baseline coverage of the nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions and focuses on what psychiatric nurses actually do.
- Complete coverage of the nursing process features the six-step problem-solving method and how to put it into practice.
- DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes list categories of mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them.
- Nursing care plans provide care guidelines for each plan and include a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation.
- UNIQUE! Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client.
- Case studies depict effective nursing care strategies and promote critical thinking.
- Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss the implications of current research studies.
- Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes focus on the issues confronting families when a member suffers from mental illness.
- UNIQUE! Medication Key Facts boxes highlight the most common psychopharmacologic interventions along with safe and effective use.
- Nursing Assessment Questions boxes include questions that should be asked in the assessment of a particular disorder.
- Clinical Symptoms boxes help you apply content to the real world.
- Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize other modalities and interventions used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder.
- Chapter summaries conclude each chapter with the most significant ideas to remember.
- Review questions with answers in the appendix offer immediate reinforcement of chapter content and help you prepare for the NCLEX Examination.
- Glossary provides concise definitions of key terms.
- Objectives and key terms emphasize the most important concepts from each chapter.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- UNIQUE! Enhanced readability makes it easier for you to grasp difficult material.
- UNIQUE! Concept map highlights the nurse's role in psychiatric care.
- NEW! Adaption to Stress chapter covers basic neuroanatomy and the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders, and shows you how to manage stress.
- NEW! Forensic Nursing in Clinical Practice chapter explains current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems and demonstrates the importance of the nurse's role in providing holistic nursing care.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- PART I: FOUNDATIONS FOR PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
- 1. Psychiatric Nursing: Theory, Principles, and Trends
- 2. Nursing Practice in the Clinical Setting
- 3. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care
- 4. Therapeutic Communication: Interviews and Interventions
- PART II: BIOLOGIC AND PSYCHOSOCIAL PRINCIPLES FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
- 5. Adaptation to Stress
- 6. Neurobiology in Mental Health and Mental Disorder
- 7. Human Development Across the Life Span
- 8. Culture, Ethnicity, and Spirituality: A Global Perspective
- 9. Legal and Ethical Aspects in Clinical Practice
- PART III: PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
- 10. Anxiety and Related Disorders
- 11. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders
- 12. Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar, and Adjustment Disorders
- 13. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
- 14. Personality Disorders
- 15. Substance Related Disorders and Addictive Behaviors
- 16. Cognitive Disorders: Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorders
- 17. Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
- 18. Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
- 19. Sleep Disorders: Dyssomnias and Parasomnias
- 20. Sexual Disorders: Sexual Dysfunctions and Paraphilias
- PART IV: CRISIS AND PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES
- 21. Crisis: Theory and Intervention
- 22. Suicide: Prevention and Intervention
- 23. Violence: Anger, Abuse, and Aggression
- 24. Forensic Nursing in Clinical Practice
- PART V: THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS
- 25. Psychopharmacology
- 26. Therapies: Theory and Clinical Practice
- 27. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- PART VI: NURSING INTERVENTIONS WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS
- 28. Grief in Loss and Death
- 29. Emotional and Mental Responses to Medical Illness
- PART VII: NURSING INTERVENTIONS IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY
- 30. Community Mental Health Nursing for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
By Katherine M. Fortinash, MSN, APRN, BC, Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing; Associate Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA; Clinical Nurse Specialist and Educator, Sharp HealthCare, Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, CA and Patricia A. Holoday Worret, MSN, APRN, BC, Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA; Consultant, San Diego, CA