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Page Count: 696
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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),8th Edition

by Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN
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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics.

    • Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting.
    • Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field.
    • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
    • Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
    • Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession.
    • Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
    • NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications.
    • NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content.
    • NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes.
    • NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need.
    • NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.
  • UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY

    1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

    2. Theories and Therapies

    3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

    UNIT II: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

    4. Treatment Settings

    5. Cultural Implications

    6. Legal and Ethical Considerations

    UNIT III:  PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS

    7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care

    8. Therapeutic Relationships

    9. Therapeutic Communication

    10. Stress Responses and Stress Management

    UNIT IV: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

    11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

    13. Bipolar and Related Disorders

    14. Depressive Disorders

    15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

    16 Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders

    17. Somatic Symptom Disorders

    18. Eating and Feeding Disorders

    19. Sleep-Wake Disorders

    20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias

    21. Impulse Control Disorders

    22. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

    23. Neurocognitive Disorders

    24. Personality Disorders

    UNIT V: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS

    25. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

    26. Crisis and Disaster

    27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

    28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence

    29. Sexual Assault

    UNIT VI:  INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

    30. Dying, Death, and Grieving

    31. Older Adults

    32. Serious Mental Illness

    33. Forensic Nursing

    UNIT VII: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES

    34. Therapeutic Groups

    35. Family Interventions

    36. Integrative Care

    Appendix A      NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses and Definitions 2012-2014

  • Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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