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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 7th Edition

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Using a practical clinical perspective, Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, 7th Edition provides a clear understanding of the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are the latest DSM-5 guidelines along with coverage of trauma, pediatric mental health, and QSEN competencies. From new lead author Dr. Margaret Jordan Halter, this comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text is a bestseller!

    • Reader-friendly features reinforce important information and help in applying textbook content to the clinical setting, emphasizing key terms and concepts, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews.
    • Assessment Guidelines boxes provide specific instructions for diagnosis and treatment.
    • Health Policy boxes addresses important Healthy People 2010 issues to increase clinical awareness.
    • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
    • Coverage of NIC and NOC provides the basic understanding of NIC and NOC methods of documenting patient care necessary at the RN level.
    • Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
      • NEW DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content.
      • NEW coverage of QSEN competencies highlights topics such as safety, communication, and evidence-based practice.
      • NEW coverage of trauma, stressor-related, and dissociative disorders discusses how to deal with common reactions the nurse may experience while working with a patient who has suffered trauma.
      • NEW content on child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing addresses neurodevelopmental disorders in pediatric patients.
      • NEW coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends help you stay current with best practices in the field, including an illness prevention approach to psychiatric disorders and an increased focus on genetics and genomics.
      • NEW photos and illustrations depict and clarify key concepts.

      UNIT ONE: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY

      1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

      2. Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice

      3. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychiatric Disorders and Treatment

      UNIT TWO: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

      4. Settings for Psychiatric Care

      5. Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

      6. Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Safe Practice

      UNIT THREE: PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS

      7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

      8. Therapeutic Relationships

      9. Communication and the Clinical Interview

      10. Understanding and Managing Responses to Stress

      UNIT FOUR: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

      11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

      12. Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

      13. Bipolar and Related Disorders

      14. Depressive Disorders

      15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders

      16. Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders

      17. Somatic Symptom Disorders

      18. Feeding, Eating, and Elimination Disorders

      19. Sleep-Wake Disorders

      20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias

      21. Impulse Control Disorders

      22. Substance Related and Addictive Disorders

      23. Neurocognitive Disorders

      24. Personality Disorders

      UNIT FIVE: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS

      25. Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

      26. Crisis and Disaster

      27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

      28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence

      29. Sexual Assault

      UNIT SIX: INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

      30. Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

      31. Serious Mental Illness

      32. Forensic Psychiatric Nursing

      UNIT SEVEN: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES

      33. Therapeutic Groups

      34. Family Interventions

      35. Integrative Care

      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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