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cover image - Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781455706624
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $53.95

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781455706624
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $53.95
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Equip yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice. From the author of the bestselling Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, this text was specifically developed to effectively prepare students in today's shorter courses. The new edition features updated content along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders.

    • UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice.
    • UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios.
    • Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology.
    • Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms.
    • Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
    • Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients.
    • Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing.
    • Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list.
    • NEW! Chapter on stress identifies symptoms and triggers of stressors.
    • NEW! Selected Concept boxes include pertinent information at the beginning of every chapter.
    • NEW! Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care.
    • NEW! Additional discussions of QSEN are incorporated in the Nursing Process and QSEN chapter.
    • NEW! Opening unit pages include photos and information about the most important contributions of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing pioneers.
    • NEW! Updated Table of Contents improves content flow and eliminates redundancy.
  • UNIT I: ESSENTIAL THEORETICAL CONCEPTS FOR PRACTICE

    1. Practicing the Science and the Art of Psychiatric Nursing
    2. Mental Health and Mental Illness
    3. Theories and Therapies
    4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
    5. Settings for Psychiatric Care
    6. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice
    7. UNIT II: TOOLS FOR PRACTICE OF THE ART

    8. Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care
    9. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
    10. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
    11. UNIT III: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

    12. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW!
    13. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
    14. Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
    15. Personality Disorders
    16. Eating Disorders
    17. Mood Disorders: Depression
    18. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders
    19. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
    20. Neurocognitive Disorders
    21. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
    22. UNIT IV: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

    23. Crisis and Mass Disaster
    24. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
    25. Sexual Violence
    26. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
    27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
    28. Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve
    29. UNIT V: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DESCRETE NEEDS

    30. Children and Adolescents
    31. Adults
    32. Older Adults
  • 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
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