ISBN: 9781455748754
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Saunders
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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA
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ISBN: 9781455748754
Page Count: 608
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $66.95
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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.

    • Emphasizes evidence-based practice related to nursing interventions and the profound impact of research on the advancement of treatment options for individuals with psychiatric disorders.
    • UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes ask a realistic question and then explore the research on the topic to demonstrate how best evidence can be used in everyday practice.
    • Highlights therapeutic communication as a core component of mental health nursing and the foundation for successful nurse-patient relationships.
    • UNIQUE! Applying the Art communication tables walk through nurse-patient interactions to illustrate therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication and provide explanations of mental health nursing concepts.
    • Numerous vignettes offer real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
    • Potential Nursing Diagnoses tables give possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs symptoms.
    • Nursing Interventions tables list interventions for a given disorder or clinical situation, along with rationales for each intervention.
    • Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies sections of the clinical chapters cover the range of available treatments for a given disorder, including both traditional and non-traditional treatments.
    • Key Points to Remember, Critical Thinking questions, and Chapter Review questions help you understand, apply, and remember important information.
    • A companion CD, included with the text and Student Resources on Evolve, reinforce concepts with a variety of engaging learning tools.
    • NEW! Chapter on stress identifies symptoms and triggers of stressors.
    • NEW! Selected Concept boxes include pertinent information at the beginning of every chapter.
    • NEW! A QSEN focus is incorporated into clinical chapter objectives.
    • NEW! Additional discussions of QSEN are incorporated in the Nursing Process and QSEN chapter.
    • NEW! A Self Care for Nurses section is included in clinical chapters.
    • NEW! Opening unit pages include photos and information about the most important contributions of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing pioneers.
    • NEW! Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care.
  • Unit I - Essential Theoretical Concepts for Practice

    1. Practicing the Science and Art of Psychiatric Nursing

    2. Mental Health and Mental Illness

    3. Theories and Therapies

    4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology

    Unit II - Tools for Practice of the Art

    5. Nursing Process: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care

    6. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice

    7. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview

    Unit III - Caring for Patients with Psychobiological Disorders

    8. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

    9. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

    10. Personality Disorders

    11. Eating Disorders

    12. Mood Disorders: Depression

    13. Mood Disorders: Mania

    14. The Schizophrenias

    15. Cognitive Disorders

    16. Addictive Disorders

    Unit IV - Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients Experiencing Psychiatric Emergencies

    17. Crisis and Disaster

    18. Child, Partner, and Elder Abuse

    19. Sexual Assault

    20. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

    21. Anger and Aggression

    22. Grief and Loss

    Unit V - Communicating with and Planning Care for Patients with Discrete Needs

    23. Children and Adolescents

    24. Adults

    25. Older Adults

    Unit VI - Caring for Patients within the Context of the Mental Health Care System

    26. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice

    27. Settings for Psychiatric Care


    A. DSM-IV-TR Classification

    B. NANDA-International-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

    C. 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
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