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Handbook of Psychiatric Nursing

This invaluable pocket guide equips readers with clinical tools to help conceptualize, plan, and document nursing care actions - based on the Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness from Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing. Brief paragraphs and bulleted lists point out general psychiatric care planning concepts, followed by specific psychiatric nursing care considerations with dozens of treatment plan summaries and other assessment tools. It offers the latest information on all topics, including psychotropic medications, somatic treatments, and alternative therapies.

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: March 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03502-6


  • Unit One Foundations of Practice

    1. Psychiatric Nursing Practice

    2. Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship

    3. Biopsychosocial Assessment

    4. Nursing and Medical Diagnoses

    5. Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

    6. Crisis Intervention

    7. Rehabilitation and Recovery

    8. Legal-Ethical Issues

    9. Implementing Clinical Practice Standards

    Unit Two Clinical Care

    10. Anxiety Responses and Anxiety Disorders

    11. Psychophysiological Responses and Somatoform and Sleep Disorders

    12. Self-Concept Responses and Dissociative Disorders

    13. Emotional Responses and Mood Disorders

    14. Self-Protective Responses and Suicidal Behavior

    15. Neurobiological Responses and Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

    16. Social Responses and Personality Disorders

    17. Cognitive Responses and Organic Mental Disorders

    18. Chemically Mediated Responses and Substance-Related Disorders

    19. Eating Regulation Responses and Eating Disorders

    20. Sexual Responses and Sexual Disorders

    21. Psychopharmacology

    22. Somatic and Alternative Therapies


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