Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition

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Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition


Using a practical clinical perspective, Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach provides a clear understanding of the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Clinical chapters follow a practical framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. This Canadian text features the latest in research related to the practice of psychiatric mental health nursing. From its historical development to today’s nursing practice, all of the comprehensive coverage is presented within a Canadian legal, ethical and cultural context.

  • Reader-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.
  • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
  • Vignettes threaded throughout the text provide real-world scenarios in psychiatric mental health nursing.
  • Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
    • Newly published 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.
    • Canadian focus throughout highlights key considerations such as our nation’s cultural diversity and federal/provincial/territorial distinctions.
    • Canadian research and statistics provide you with a current perspective of mental health and mental health practice in Canada.
    • Comprehensive content addressing mental health issues and disorders throughout the life span prepares you to work with a variety of patients, ranging from pediatric to the older adult.
    • Visually appealing photos and illustrations depict and clarify key concepts.

      Unit 1: Foundations in Theory 1. Mental Health and Mental Illness   Mary Haase (MacEwan University)  2. Historical Overview of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   Holly Symonds-Brown (MacEwan University)   3. Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice   Sherri Melrose, Sharon L. Moore (Athabasca University) 4. Psychotropic Drugs   Beth Swart (Ryerson University)  

      Unit 2: Foundations in Practice 5. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Settings   Karen J. Clements (Brandon University)   6. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings   Holly Symonds-Brown (MacEwan University)   7. Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   Elaine M. Mordoch (University of Manitoba)   8. Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Obligations for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice   Cheryl L. Pollard (MacEwan University)   

      Unit 3: Psychosocial Nursing Techniques 9. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   Karen J. Clements (Brandon University)    10. Therapeutic Relationships   Michel Andre Tarko (President, Justice Institute of British Columbia)    11. Communication and the Clinical Interview   Michel Andre Tarko (President, Justice Institute of British Columbia)     12. Understanding Responses to Stress   Sandra Mitchell (Nurse Educator, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)      

      Unit 4: Psychobiological Disorders 13. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders   Mary Haase, Susan L. Ray (MacEwan University, Western University)   14. Depressive Disorders   Ann-Marie Urban (University of Regina)   15. Bipolar Disorders   Melissa Watkins, Susan L. Ray (MacEwan University, Western University)   16. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders   Wilma Schroeder (Red River College)   17. Eating Disorders   Wendy Stanyon (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)   18. Cognitive Disorders   Cheryl L. Pollard (MacEwan University)   19. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders   Wendy Kemp, Sonya L. Jakubec (Athabasca University, Mount Royal University)  20. Personality Disorders   Melissa Watkins, Cheryl L. Pollard (MacEwan University)    21. Sleep-Wake Disorders   Holly Symonds-Brown (MacEwan University)    22. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias   Joanne Louis (University of Toronto)    23. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders   Mary Haase, Cheryl L. Pollard (MacEwan University)    

      Unit 5: Trauma Interventions 24. Crisis and Disaster   Sonya L. Jakubec (Mount Royal University)   25. Suicide   Sharon L. Moore, Sherri Melrose (Athabasca University)  26. Anger, Aggression, and Violence   Melodie B. Hull (College of the Rockies, Thompson Rivers University)    27. Interpersonal Violence: Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Abuse   Susan L. Ray (Western University)    28. Sexual Assault   Angela Hyden (Sault College)   

      Unit 6: Interventions for Distinct Populations 29. Disorders of Children and Adolescents   Robert Meadus (Me

      Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, PMHCNS, Margaret (Peggy) Halter, PhD, APRN
      Associate Dean
      Ashland University
      Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences
      Ashland, Ohio, Cheryl L. Pollard and Mary Haase


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