Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for teaching your students the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book will immediately engage and educate readers through the innovative use of 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 survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. Comprehensive in its scope and unrivaled in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the reality of psychiatric nursing care.
New to this Edition
- Draws powerful connections to real-world applications with literary excerpts movie stills and fine art examples illustrating individual experiences with psychiatric disorders and mental illness.
- Age-specific considerations are covered in complete chapters for the child adolescent and older adult.
- Strong pharmacology content has been thoroughly updated with common agents and interventions
- The Nursing Process is highlighted for every disorder and accompanying care plans concept maps and critical thinking questions allow for application of nursing concepts into real-life.
- Offers the most up-to-date relevant content with updated nursing care plans using the framework from NANDA-I NIC AND NOC.
- StudyWARE™ CD-ROM provides learning activities and games NCLEX style quizzes multimedia animations and video clips of actual clients discussing real psychiatric disorders.
- NCLEX style review questions accompany each chapter to assess critical thinking and the student's mastery of chapter content.
- All boxes and most special features have been numbered to allow for quick access to desired information.
Table of Contents
UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE.
1. Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing.
2. Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty.
3. Theory as Basis for Practice.
4. Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice.
5. Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing.
6. Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication Nursing Process and the Nurse-Client Relationship.
7. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations.
8. Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness.
9. Ethical and Legal Bases for Care.
10. Self-Care for the Nurse.
UNIT II. CLIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS.
11. The Client Undergoing Crisis.
12. The Client Experiencing Anxiety.
13. The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia.
14. The Client Experiencing Depression.
15. The Client Experiencing Mania.
16. The Client Who Is Suicidal.
17. The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances.
18. The Client with a Personality Disorder.
19. The Client Experiencing a Somatoform Factitious or Dissociative Disorder.
20. The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders Eating Disorders Sexual Disorders.
UNIT III. SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
21. The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress.
22. Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarcerated.
23. The Child.
24. The Adolescent.
25. The Elderly.
26. Survivors of Violence or Abuse.
UNIT IV. NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT MODALITIES.
27. Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care.
28. Individual Psychotherapy.
29. Family Therapy.
30. Group Therapy.
31. Community Mental Health Nursing.
32. Complementary and Somatic Therapies.
About the Author
Noreen Cavan Frisch, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Chair
of the Department of Nursing at the University of Victoria.
Lawerence E. Frisch, Author Affiliation: University of Victoria