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Psychiatric Nursing

Learn the therapeutic skills you need for your role in psychiatric nursing care! Psychiatric Nursing uses a practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to care for patients with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse's three primary tools: themselves, medications, and the environment. Written by Norman L. Keltner, Carol E. Bostrom, and Teena McGuinness, each an educator and advanced practice nurse, this text covers the latest trends and treatments and provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care.


Published: January 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09521-1


  • Unit I: Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing
    1. Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing
    2. Psychotherapeutic Management in the Continuum of Care
    3. Models for Working with Psychiatric Patients
    4. Legal Issues
    5. Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior
    Unit II: Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship
    6. Nurse-Patient Communication
    7. Nurse-Patient Relationship
    8. Nursing Process
    9. Stress, Anxiety, Coping, and Crisis
    10. Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors
    11. Working with the Aggressive Patient
    12. Working with Groups of Patients
    13. Working with the Family
    14. Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Nursing
    15. Spirituality
    Unit III: Psychopharmacology
    16. Introduction to Psychotropic Drugs
    17. Antiparkinsonian Drugs
    18. Antipsychotic Drugs
    19. Antidepressant Drugs
    20. Antimanic Drugs
    21. Antianxiety Drugs
    22. Antidementia Drugs
    Unit IV: Milieu Management
    23. Introduction to Milieu Management
    24. Variables Affecting the Therapeutic Environment
    25. Therapeutic Environment in Various Treatment Settings
    Unit V: Psychopathology
    26. Introduction to Psychopathology
    27. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
    28. Depression
    29. Bipolar Disorders
    30. Anxiety-Related, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders
    31. Cognitive Disorders
    32. Personality Disorders
    33. Sexual Disorders
    34. Substance-Related Disorders
    35. Dual Diagnosis
    36. Eating Disorders
    Unit VI: Special Populations and Therapies in Psychiatric Nursing
    37. Behavior and Somatic Therapies
    38. Nutraceuticals and Mental Health
    39. Survivors of Violence and Trauma
    40. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
    41. Mental Disorders of Older Adults
    42. War Related Psychiatric Disorders
    Appendix: Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)
    Inside back cover: North American Nursing Diagnosis Association - Approved Nursing Diagnoses


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