cover image - Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455758098
Page Count: 768
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $46.95

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455758098
Page Count: 768
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $46.95
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A pocket-sized clinical companion, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 4th Edition helps you assess psychiatric nursing clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, and design psychiatric nursing care plans. It offers quick and easy access to information on care in a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use.

    • Current coverage includes the latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
    • Clinically based information helps you provide patient care in a range of environments including the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.
    • Coverage of all major disorders includes those commonly encountered in a clinical setting.
    • A consistent format for each care plan includes a nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales.
    • Assessment tools such as tables, charts, and questionnaires are provided in an appendix for quick reference.
    • A Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching chapter describes the uses and workings of psychotropic agents.
    • The latest diagnostic information includes the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy with diagnostic criteria for mental disorders, to enable accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
    • Current psychiatric nursing guidelines are based on ANA's 2007 Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.
    • Updated 2009-2011 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses assist with accurate diagnoses by including the latest nursing diagnoses related to psychiatric nursing.
    • Updated drug information includes the latest on medications used with psychiatric patients, for optimal drug therapy.
  • Part I: Guidelines for Planning Psychiatric Nursing Care

    1. The Nursing Process and Assessment Tools for Psychiatric Nursing

    2. Maximizing Communication Skills

    3. Guidelines for the Nurse Conducting a Clinical Interview

    Part II: Diagnosis and Care Planning

    4. Selected Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

    5. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

    6. Depressive Disorders

    7. Bipolar Disorders

    8. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

    9. Personality Disorders

    10. Addictions

    11. Eating Disorders

    12. Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Dementia

    Part III: Psychiatric Emergencies and Forensic Issues

    13. Crisis Intervention and Rehabilitation

    14. Family Violence

    15. Sexual Assault

    16. Suicide Behaviors

    17. Anger and Aggression

    18. Grieving and Complicated Grieving

    Part IV: Challenging Behaviors

    19. Manipulative Behaviors

    20. Noncompliance (Nonadherence) to Medication or Treatment

    Part V: Psychopharmacology

    21. Major Psychotropic Interventions and Patient and Family Teaching

    Appendix A  References

    Appendix B  Classification and Full Assessment

    Appendix C  Assessment Tools for Children and Adolescents

    Appendix D  Assessment Guides

    Appendix E  Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)

    Appendix F  Nursing Care in Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • 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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