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cover image - Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781771721400
Page Count: 800
Imprint: Saunders Canada
List Price: $89.95

Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition

by Cheryl L. Pollard, RPN, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Sonya L. Jakubec, RN, BHScN, MN, PhD and Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN


cover image - Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781771721400
Page Count: 800
Imprint: Saunders Canada
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Gain a clear understanding of the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to prepare you for practice. This thoroughly updated, market-leading text features the latest Canadian research related to psychiatric mental health nursing, including DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Additionally, clinical chapters follow a practical framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples presented within an historically Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context.

    • Research highlight boxes provide updated research in mental health.
    • Canadian research and statistics provide a current perspective of mental health and mental health practice in Canada.
    • Canadian focus throughout highlights key considerations such as our nation’s cultural diversity and federal/provincial/territorial distinctions.
    • Student-friendly features reinforce important information and help in applying textbook content to the clinical setting, emphasizing key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews.
    • Assessment Guidelines boxes provide specific instructions for diagnosis and treatment.
    • Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and caregivers.
    • Integrative Therapy boxes specifically focus on the mental health disorders covered in that chapter to help you communicate effectively when working with a variety of patients.
    • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations.
    • Drug Treatment boxes feature generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada to ensure you have access to the latest information on medications used to treat psychiatric disorders.
    • NEW! DSM-5 box features provide further evidence of disorders covered by the American Psychological Association.
    • NEW! Added mental health content covers issues in the indigenous population and gender differences.
    • NEW! Updated chapter that covers suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.
    • NEW! Enhanced coverage of substance use disorders prepares you to treat this and related disorders.
    • NEW! Enhanced coverage on the legislative changes related to medically assisted deaths.
  • Unit 1: Foundations in Theory

    1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

    2. Historical Overview of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    3. Overview of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Care within Various Settings

    4. Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice

    5. Understanding Responses to Stress


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

    7. Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Obligations for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice

    8. Cultural Considerations for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing


    9. Therapeutic Relationships

    10. Communication and the Clinical Interview

    11. Psychotropic Drugs


    12. Anxiety and Related Disorders

    13. Depressive Disorders

    14. Bipolar Disorders

    15. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

    16. Eating and Feeding Disorders

    17. Neurocognitive Disorders

    18. Psychoactive Substance Use and Treatment

    19. Personality Disorders

    20. Sleep–Wake Disorders


    21. Crisis and Disaster

    22. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self Injury

    23. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

    24. Interpersonal Violence: Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Abuse

    25. Sexual Assault


    26. Sexuality and Gender

    27. Disorders of Children and Adolescents

    28. Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

    29. Living With Recurrent and Persistent Mental Illness

    30. Psychological Needs of Patients With Medical Conditions

    31. Care for the Dying and for Those Who Grieve

    32. Forensic Psychiatric Nursing


    33. Therapeutic Groups

    34. Family Interventions

    35. Integrative and Complimentary Therapies


    A. Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Beliefs, and Values

    B. NANDA-International Nursing Diagnoses 2018–2020

  • Cheryl L. Pollard, RPN, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Sonya L. Jakubec, RN, BHScN, MN, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery; Director, Centre for Child Well-being, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB and Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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