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cover image - Foundations of Mental Health Care - Binder Ready,8th Edition
ISBN: 9780443111556
Publication Date: 10-31-2022
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $53.99

Foundations of Mental Health Care - Binder Ready, 8th Edition

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

Binder Ready

ISBN: 9780443111556
Publication Date: 10-31-2022
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $53.99

Provide the fundamental knowledge and skills your students need to care for clients with mental health disorders! Foundations of Mental Health Care, 8th Edition uses an easy-to-read, multidisciplinary approach to describe the treatment of clients with a wide range of maladaptive behaviors. Ideal for LPN/LVNs and other caregivers, this guide provides concise coverage of issues and principles, therapeutic interventions, 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. Not only does this resource prepare students for success on the NCLEX-PN® exam and in LPN/LVN practice, but it helps build skills in mental health assessment, effective communication, and the therapeutic relationship.

    • 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 scenarios that illustrate chapter concepts and strengthen critical thinking.
    • Therapeutic interventions include multidisciplinary and holistic treatment, medical management, application of the nursing process, and pharmacologic therapy.
    • Critical Thinking boxes contain thought-provoking client issues and questions, helping you 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® Examination sections include key points, additional learning resources, and NCLEX-PN review questions with answers on the Evolve website, all designed to prepare you for success on classroom and licensure exams.
    • Key terms at the beginning of each chapter introduce difficult medical, nursing, or scientific terms, and include page number references and phonetic pronunciations.
    • Study Guide on the Evolve website reinforces your understanding of important concepts from the text. Included free with textbook purchase.
    • NEW! Next-Generation NCLEX® case studies and new format questions help you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.
    • NEW! Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest issues and approaches to mental health care in the United States, and includes new information on violence, suicide, physical abuse, substance abuse, and schizophrenia.
  • UNIT I MENTAL HEALTH CARE: PAST AND PRESENT 1 The History of Mental Health Care 2 Current Mental Health Care Systems 3 Ethical and Legal Issues 4 Sociocultural Issues 5 Theories and Therapies 6 Complementary and Alternative Therapies 7 Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy UNIT II THE CAREGIVER’S THERAPEUTIC SKILLS 8 Principles and Skills of Mental Health Care 9 Mental Health Assessment Skills 10 Therapeutic Communication 11 The Therapeutic Relationship 12 The Therapeutic Environment UNIT III MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE 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 UNIT IV CLIENTS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 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 UNIT V CLIENTS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS 25 Anger and Aggression 26 Outward-Focused Emotions: Violence 27 Inward-Focused Emotions: Suicide 28 Substance-Related Disorders 29 Sexuality, Gender Identity, and 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 B A Simple Assessment of Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms Bibliography Suggestions for Further Reading Glossary Index

  • Michelle Morrison-Valfre, RN, BSN, MHS, FNP, Health Care Educator/Consultant, Heatlh and Education Consultants, Forest Grove, OR