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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323625111, 9780323661607

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

4th Edition

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care, 4e

Authors: Elizabeth Varcarolis Chyllia D Fosbre
Paperback ISBN: 9780323625111
Paperback ISBN: 9780323749633
eBook ISBN: 9780323661607
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd August 2020

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A 2017 AJN Book of the Year Award winner, Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence Based Care, 4th Edition, offers the perfect balance of essential nursing interventions and clinical content. It incorporates a reader-friendly style, and an emphasis on therapeutic communication and evidence-based practice. Perfect for shorter psychiatric nursing courses, this streamlined psychiatric text includes need to know information and key DSM-5 content you need to pass your course and prepare for the NCLEX®. A neurobiology of the brain teaching tool provides a visual depiction of how the disorder affects brain function — and what drugs are used to treat it. Additionally, this new edition includes Giddens Concept boxes, Integrative Care boxes, updated clinical disorders chapters, and new use of nursing diagnosis language International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) which smooths your transition into practice, as this is a common language shared with many electronic health record documentation systems

Key Features

  • Neurobiology of the brain feature provides a visual depiction on how the disorder affects brain function and what drugs are used to treat the disorder.
  • Applying Evidence Based Practice boxes throughout the clinical chapters pose a question, walk you through the process of gathering evidence-based data from a variety of sources, and present a plan of care based on the evidence.
  • Vignettes describing psychiatric patients and their disorders add more practical application to the chapter material.
  • DSM-5 diagnostic criteria identify medical diagnostic criteria for most major disorders.
  • Applying Critical Judgment introduces clinical situations in psychiatric nursing at the end of all chapters with thought provoking questions that engage critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Essential Theoretical Concepts for Practice
1. Science and the Therapeutic Use of Self in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
2. Mental Health and Mental Illness
3. Theories & Therapies
4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
5. Settings for Psychiatric Care
6. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice
Unit II: Tools for Practice of the Art
7. The Nursing Process in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
8. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
9. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
UNIT III: Caring for Patients with Psychobiological Disorders
10. Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders and Dissociative Disorders
11. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
12. Somatic Symptom Disorders and Related Disorders
13. Personality Disorders
14. Eating Disorders
15. Mood Disorders: Depression
16. Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
17. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Other Psychotic Disorders
18. Neurocognitive Disorders
19. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
UNIT IV: Caring for Patients Experiencing Psychiatric Emergencies
20. Crisis & Mass Disaster Intervention
21. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
22. Sexual Violence
23. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
24. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
25. Care for the Dying and Those Who Grieve
UNIT V: Age-Related Mental Health Disorders
26. Children and Adolescents
27. Adults
28. Older Adults



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About the Authors

Elizabeth Varcarolis

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Chyllia D Fosbre

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, WellTree Mind and Body (Private Practice), Open Hearts Family Wellness