Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Revised Reprint

By

  • Elizabeth 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

The revised reprint includes all new DSM-5 updates, updated psychiatric nursing content, along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders. This updated version equips 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.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-28788-3


Table of Contents

UNIT I: ESSENTIAL THEORETICAL CONCEPTS FOR PRACTICE
1. Practicing the Science and the Art of Psychiatric Nursing
2. Mental Health and Mental Illness
3. Theories and Therapies
4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
5. Settings for Psychiatric Care
6. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice
UNIT II: TOOLS FOR PRACTICE OF THE ART
7. Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care UPDATED!
8. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
9. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
UNIT III: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS
10. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW!
11. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders UPDATED!
12. Somatic and Dissociative Disorders UPDATED!
13. Personality Disorders
14. Eating Disorders
15. Mood Disorders: Depression UPDATED!
16. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders UPDATED!
17. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
18. Neurocognitive Disorders
19. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders UPDATED!
UNIT IV: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES
20. Crisis and Mass Disaster
21. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
22. Sexual Violence
23. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
24. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
25. Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve
UNIT V: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DESCRETE NEEDS
26.  Children and Adolescents
27. Adults
28. Older Adults

Appendixes
A DSM-5 Classification

B NANDA-International Approved Nursing Diagnoses

C DSM-5 Criteria Boxes