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cover image - Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323793056
Page Count: 536
Imprint: Saunders
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Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care, 7th Edition

by Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN and Christina A. Fratena


cover image - Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323793056
Page Count: 536
Imprint: Saunders
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Get easy-to-use guidelines to psychiatric nursing care in this quick clinical reference! Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care, 7th Edition provides an interprofessional approach to care based on patient problems and the latest DSM-5 criteria. It helps you plan evidence-based, individualized nursing care for a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community care. Clear, concise coverage focuses on the nursing process, summarizing topics from disorders and psychiatric crises to psychopharmacology. From noted educators Margaret Jordan Halter and Christina A. Fratena, this manual is a perfect clinical reference companion for creating psychiatric nursing care plans.

    • DSM-5-based psychiatric diagnoses, criteria, and organization help you with accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
    • Clinical coverage of major psychiatric disorders simplifies often-complex material to the essentials.
    • Prioritized care plans for psychiatric nursing diagnoses include assessment findings/diagnostic cues, nursing diagnosis, etiology, outcome criteria, and interventions with rationales.
    • Chapters on psychopharmacology provide essential information on drugs such as antipsychotics and antidepressants.
    • Coverage of brain stimulation therapies includes electroconvulsive therapy and vagus nerve stimulation.
    • Assessment guides include tables, charts, and questionnaires to help with patient diagnosis and care.
    • NEW! International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) nursing diagnoses, from the International Council of Nurses, include straightforward, evidence-based terminology that is easily translatable across settings and disciplines.
    • NEW! Updated guidelines promote evidence-based practice for psychiatric nursing care.
    • NEW! Current FDA-approved medications and biological treatments include brain stimulation therapies for psychiatric disorders and conditions.
    • NEW! Additional information is provided on opioids, the opioid overdose crisis, and implications for psychiatric nursing care.
    • NEW! Updated coverage of the role of technology in psychiatric care includes telepsychiatry, social media, and websites.
    • NEW appendix outlines up-to-date complementary and alternative approaches to patient care.
  • Part I Foundations for Psychiatric Nursing Care

    1. The Nursing Process
    2. Therapeutic Relationships
    3. Therapeutic Communication
    4. Part II Nursing Care

    5. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    6. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
    7. Bipolar Disorders
    8. Depressive Disorders
    9. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
    10. Trauma-Related Disorders
    11. Eating Disorders
    12. Sleep Disorders
    13. Substance Disorders
    14. Neurocognitive Disorders
    15. Personality Disorders
    16. Part III Psychiatric Crises

    17. Dying, Death, and Grief
    18. Suicide
    19. Crisis Intervention
    20. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
    21. Family Violence
    22. Sexual Violence
    23. Part IV Psychopharmacology

    24. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Medications
    25. Antipsychotics
    26. Mood-Stabilizers
    27. Antidepressants
    28. Antianxiety Medications
    29. Sleep Promoting Medications
    30. Substance Use Disorder Medications
    31. Neurocognitive Medications
    32. Part V Nonpharmacological Approaches

    33. Psychotherapeutic Models
    34. Brain Stimulation Therapies


    Appendix A- Mental Status Assessment

    Appendix B -Assessment Tools

    Appendix C-Development Stages

    Appendix E-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 and Christina A. Fratena
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