Handbook of Psychiatric Nursing


  • Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03502-6

Table of Contents

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