Mental Health Nursing
An Introductory TextBy
- Barbara Bauer, RN, MSN, Adjunct Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI
- Signe Hill, RN, BSN, MA, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI
This concise, two-color text provides brief coverage of only the most common psychiatric disorders and the information needed to recognize significant client behavior problems and to understand the basis of those problems and related behavioral patterns. Its clear and practical approach helps readers learn how to tailor therapeutic responses to a client's individual illness and to understand their nursing responsibilities for a full range of modern treatments, including psychotherapeutic medications.
Paperback, 448 Pages
Published: November 1999
- PERSPECTIVES IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE · A Brief Historical Perspective of the Mental Health Movement · Influences on Mental Health Services · Spiritual and Cultural Considerations · Stigma and Related Legal and Ethical Issues · MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH · Team Members · Developing a Therapeutic Milieu · Communication and Mental Health · Data Collection · NURSING RESPONSES TO SPECIFIC DISORDERS · Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescent Disorders · Cognitive Disorders · Substance Related Disorders · Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders · Depressive Mood Disorders · Bipolar Mood Disorders · Anxiety and Somatoform Disorders · Dissociative Disorders and Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders · Eating Disorders · Personality Disorders · Mental Health Problems in Non-Psychiatric Settings · Older Adults and Mental Health · INTERVENTIONS · Stress, Crisis and Crisis Intervention · Psychopharmacology · Physical and Medical Therapies · Psychotherapies · Behavior Management · Relationship Between Physiological and Psychological Needs · Enhancing Personal Strengths · Managing Aggressive Behavior · Community Reentry · Behaviors that Challenge the Nurse · APPENDICES · JCAHO Criteria for the Therapeutic Milieu · DSM-IV Terminology · Suggestions for Further Reading · Evaluation Exercises · Glossary