Psychiatric Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Psychiatric Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


Learn the therapeutic skills you need to succeed in the nurse’s role in psychiatric care! Psychiatric Nursing, 7th Edition uses a practical approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to manage and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse’s three primary tools: you and your relationship with patients, medications, and the environment. This edition adds a new chapter on forensics along with coverage of the latest trends and treatments. Written by educators Norman Keltner and Debbie Steele, this text provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care.

  • Unique! A practical three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management.
  • Unique! Norm's Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics.
  • Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that should be provided to patients and families.
  • Family Issues boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
  • Nursing care plans emphasize assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders.
  • Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies.
  • Clinical examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow.
  • Study Notes summarize each chapter's important content.
  • Critical thinking questions help you expand your clinical reasoning skills.
  • Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors chapter identifies risk factors associated with suicidality and various forms and characteristics of self-mutilation.
  • War Related Psychiatric Disorders chapter describes the symptoms and treatment options for posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury patients.
  • New approach for Introduction to Milieu Management chapter recognizes the shift of the therapeutic environment from inpatient units to community settings, plus nurses' changing roles.
  • New approach for Nutraceuticals and Mental Health chapter focuses on foods that provide health and medical benefits.
  • Student resources on the companion Evolve website include downloadable audio chapter summaries, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, psychotropic drug monographs, and learning activities.

Unit I: The Basics 1. Me, Meds, Milieu 2. Historical Issues 3. Legal Issues 4. Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior 5. Cultural Issues 6. Spiritual Issues

Unit II: You (Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship) 7. Models for Working with Psychiatric Patients 8. Learning to Communicate Professionally 9. Working with an Individual Patient 10. Working with Groups of Patients 11. Working with the Family

Unit III: Medication (Psychopharmacology) 12 Introduction to Psychotropic Drugs 13. Antiparkinsonian Drugs 14. Antipsychotic Drugs 15. Antidepressant Drugs 16. Antimanic Drugs 17. Antianxiety Drugs 18. Antidementia Drugs 19. Over-the-counter Drugs

Unit IV: Environment: Milieu Management 20. Introduction to Milieu Management 21. Variables Affecting the Therapeutic Environment: Violence and Suicide 22. Therapeutic Environment in Various Treatment Settings

Unit V: Putting It All Together (Psychopathology) 23. Introduction to Psychopathology 24. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders 25. Depressive Disorders 26. Bipolar Disorders 27. Anxiety-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive, Trauma- and Stressor-Related, Somatic, and Dissociative Disorders 28. Cognitive Disorders 29. Personality Disorders 30. Sexual Disorders 31. Substance Abuse Disorders 32. Eating Disorders

Unit VI: Special Populations 33. Survivors of Violence and Trauma 34. Children and Adolescents 35. Older Adults 36. Soldiers and Veterans Appendix: Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Inside back cover: North American Nursing Diagnosis Association Approved Nursing Diagnoses Glossary Index

Norman L. Keltner, EdD, RN, CRNP, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL and Debbie Steele


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