ISBN: 9781416066675
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
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Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 6th Edition

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA and Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, PMHCNS
ISBN: 9781416066675
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $102.00
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The 6th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.

    • UNIQUE! A conversational, user-friendly writing style helps you quickly grasp complex psychiatric mental health nursing concepts.
    • Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process.
    • Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
    • Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
    • Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use.
    • Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment.
    • Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal.
    • A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care.
    • Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting.
    • A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses.
    • Updated nursing process and clinical chapters keep you current with the latest ANA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.
    • An increased focus on health promotion and recovery reflects federal, state, and local initiatives to improve screening methods, patient and family teaching, rehabilitation, and community treatment options for people who have mental illnesses.
    • Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the profound impact of research—and your potential role in that process—on the advancement of psychiatric treatment options.
    • A new chapter on sleep disorders covers the most common sleep disturbances and their relationships to psychiatric illness, as well as the nurse’s role in their assessment and management.
    • A new chapter on sexual dysfunction and sexual disorders examines the complex issue of sexual behavior and provides the information you need to conduct a sexual assessment, identify sexual dysfunctions and disorders, recognize nursing implications, and formulate interventions.

    Chapter 1 Mental Health and Mental Illness

    Chapter 2 Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice

    Chapter 3 Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs


    Chapter 4 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Settings

    Chapter 5 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings

    Chapter 6 Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    Chapter 7 Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Safe Practice


    Chapter 8 The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    Chapter 9 Therapeutic Relationships

    Chapter 10 Communication and the Clinical Interview

    Chapter 11 Understanding Responses to Stress


    Chapter 12 Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

    Chapter 13 Depressive Disorders

    Chapter 14 Bipolar Disorders

    Chapter 15 Schizophrenia

    Chapter 16 Eating Disorders

    Chapter 17 Cognitive Disorders

    Chapter 18 Addictive Disorders

    Chapter 19 Personality Disorders

    Chapter 20 Sleep Disorders

    Chapter 21 Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Disorders

    Chapter 22 Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders


    Chapter 23 Crisis and Disaster

    Chapter 24 Suicide

    Chapter 25 Anger, Aggression, and Violence

    Chapter 26 Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Abuse

    Chapter 27 Sexual Assault


    Chapter 28 Disorders of Children and Adolescents

    Chapter 29 Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

    Chapter 30 Serious Mental Illness

    Chapter 31 Psychological Needs of Patients with Medical Conditions

    Chapter 32 Care for the Dying and for Those Who Grieve

    Chapter 33 Forensic Psychiatric Nursing


    Chapter 34 Therapeutic Groups

    Chapter 35 Family Interventions

    Chapter 36 Integrative Care


    A DSM-IV-TR Classification

    B Historic Synopsis of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    C NANDA-I-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

    D Answers to Chapter Review Questions



  • Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY; Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), New York, NY and Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, PMHCNS, Margaret (Peggy) Halter, PhD, APRN
    Associate Dean
    Ashland University
    Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Ashland, Ohio
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