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cover image - Foundations of Mental Health Care,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323661829
Page Count: 456
Imprint: Mosby
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Foundations of Mental Health Care, 7th Edition

by Michelle Morrison-Valfre, RN, BSN, MHS, FNP


cover image - Foundations of Mental Health Care,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323661829
Page Count: 456
Imprint: Mosby
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Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders! Foundations of Mental Health Care, 7th Edition uses an easy-to-read, multi-disciplinary approach to describe the treatment of clients with mental health disorders. Ideal for nurses and other caregivers, this guide provides in-depth coverage of issues and principles, therapeutic skills, mental health problems throughout the lifecycle, and specific psychological and psychosocial conditions. This edition is updated with the latest information on violence, suicide, substance abuse, and more. Written by expert educator Michelle Morrison-Valfre, this resource enables you to provide effective therapy to clients with a wide range of maladaptive behaviors.

    • DSM-5 criteria are used in the descriptions of all mental health disorders.
    • Sample client care plans show how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs.
    • Case studies provide realistic client situations that illustrate chapter concepts and strengthen critical thinking.
    • Critical Thinking boxes contain thought-provoking client issues and questions, helping students develop skills in clinical reasoning.
    • Drug Alert boxes identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications.
    • Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and address the mental health needs of culturally diverse clients.
    • Get Ready for the NCLEX® feature includes NCLEX-PN review questions, preparing students for success on classroom and licensure exams.
    • Study Guide on the Evolve companion website reinforces student understanding of important concepts from the text. Included free with textbook purchase.
    • UPDATED coverage keeps students current with the latest issues and approaches to mental health care in the United States.
    • UPDATED content includes new information on violence, suicide, physical abuse, substance abuse, and schizophrenia.
    1. The History of Mental Health Care
    2. Current Mental Health Care
    3. Ethical and Legal Issues
    4. Sociocultural Issues
    5. Theories and Therapies
    6. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    7.  Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy
    8. Skills and Principles of Mental Health Care
    9. Mental Health Assessment Skills
    10. Therapeutic Communication
    11. The Therapeutic Relationship
    12. The Therapeutic Environment
    13. Problems of Childhood
    14. Problems of Adolescence
    15. Problems of Adulthood
    16. Problems of Late Adulthood
    17. Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia
    18. Managing Anxiety
    19. Illness and Hospitalization
    20. Loss and Grief
    21. Depression and Other Mood Disorders
    22. Physical Problems, Psychological Sources
    23. Eating and Sleeping Disorders
    24. Dissociative Disorders
    25. Anger and Aggression
    26. Outward-Focused Emotions: Violence
    27. Inward-Focused Emotions: Suicide
    28. Substance-Related Disorders
    29. Sexual Disorders
    30. Personality Disorders
    31. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
    32. Chronic Mental Health Disorders
    33. Challenges for the Future
    Appendix A: Mental Status Assessment at a Glance
    Appendix B: A Simple Assessment of Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms
  • Michelle Morrison-Valfre, RN, BSN, MHS, FNP, Health Care Educator/Consultant, Heatlh and Education Consultants, Forest Grove, OR
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