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ISBN: 9780323417334
Page Count: 696
Imprint: Saunders
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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

by Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323417334
Page Count: 696
Imprint: Saunders
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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! Awarded second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing category. 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.

    1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

    2. Theories and Therapies

    3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology


    4. Treatment Settings

    5. Cultural Implications

    6. Legal and Ethical Considerations


    7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care

    8. Therapeutic Relationships

    9. Therapeutic Communication

    10. Stress Responses and Stress Management


    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


    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


    30. Dying, Death, and Grieving

    31. Older Adults

    32. Serious Mental Illness

    33. Forensic Nursing


    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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