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cover image - Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323479493
Page Count: 536
Imprint: Saunders
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Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 6th Edition

by Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN


cover image - Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323479493
Page Count: 536
Imprint: Saunders
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A thoughtful, portable clinical companion, Varcarolis’ Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: An Interprofessional Approach, 6th Edition, provides you with the latest diagnostic information available, including the DSM-5 and patient problems, for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients. This clinically-based guide offers quick and easy access to the latest psychiatric nursing care planning guidelines for a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Designed to accompany Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, the refreshed and updated edition is a perfect reference for learning to create psychiatric nursing care plans.

    • A thoroughly revised patient centered assessment, including the DSM-5, supplies you with the latest diagnostic information available for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
    • The latest patient problems, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information keep you up-to-date with the most current information.
    • Care plans containing patient problems, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, and interventions and rationales provide guidance for supporting patients with a wide range of psychiatric alterations.
    • Talk-based therapies covered and referred to in a dedicated chapter on psychotherapeutic models.
    • Promising brain stimulation therapies are addressed in a separate chapter
    • NEW! A separate sleep disorder chapter addresses alterations present in all psychiatric disorders.
    • NEW! Updated medications equip you with the latest information on medications used with psychiatric patients.
    • NEW! Updated, refreshed, and refined Manual improves overall design and reduces extraneous content to focus on essential clinical information.
  • Part I: Foundations for Psychiatric Nursing Care

    1. The Nursing Process

    2. Therapeutic Relationships

    3. Therapeutic Communication

    Part II: Nursing Care

    4. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    5. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

    6. Bipolar Disorders

    7. Depressive Disorders

    8. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

    9. Trauma-Related Disorders

    10. Eating Disorders

    11. Sleep Disorders

    12. Substance Disorders

    13. Neurocognitive Disorders

    14. Personality Disorders

    Part III: Psychiatric Crises

    15. Dying, Death, and Grief

    16. Suicide

    17. Crisis Intervention

    18. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

    19. Family Violence

    20. Sexual Violence

    Part IV: Psychopharmacology

    21. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Medications

    22. Antipsychotics

    23. Mood-Stabilizers

    24. Antidepressants

    25. Antianxiety Medications

    26. Sleep Promoting Medications

    27. Substance Use Disorder Medications

    28. Neurocognitive Medications

    Part V: Nonpharmacological Approaches

    29. Psychotherapeutic Models

    30. Brain Stimulation Therapies


    Appendix A Mental Status Assessment

    Appendix B Assessment Tools

    Appendix C Development Stages

    Appendix D DSM-5 Medical Diagnoses


  • 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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