Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care

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

Equip 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. The new edition features updated content along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4875-4


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
  7. UNIT II: TOOLS FOR PRACTICE OF THE ART

  8. Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care
  9. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
  10. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
  11. UNIT III: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

  12. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW!
  13. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  14. Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
  15. Personality Disorders
  16. Eating Disorders
  17. Mood Disorders: Depression
  18. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders
  19. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  20. Neurocognitive Disorders
  21. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  22. UNIT IV: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

  23. Crisis and Mass Disaster
  24. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
  25. Sexual Violence
  26. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
  28. Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve
  29. UNIT V: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DESCRETE NEEDS

  30. Children and Adolescents
  31. Adults
  32. Older Adults