Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

2nd Edition

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice.
  • UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios.
  • Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology.
  • Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms.
  • Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
  • Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients.
  • Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing.
  • Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: ESSENTIAL THEORETICAL CONCEPTS FOR PRACTICE

  1. Practicing the Science and the Art of Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Mental Health and Mental Illness
  3. Theories and Therapies
  4. Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology
  5. Settings for Psychiatric Care
  6. Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice
  7. UNIT II: TOOLS FOR PRACTICE OF THE ART

  8. Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care
  9. Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice
  10. Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview
  11. UNIT III: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

  12. Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW!
  13. Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  14. Somatic and Dissociative Disorders
  15. Personality Disorders
  16. Eating Disorders
  17. Mood Disorders: Depression
  18. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders
  19. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  20. Neurocognitive Disorders
  21. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  22. UNIT IV: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

  23. Crisis and Mass Disaster
  24. Child, Partner, and Elder Violence
  25. Sexual Violence
  26. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
  28. Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve
  29. UNIT V: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DESCRETE NEEDS

  30. Children and Adolescents
  31. Adults

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455706617
Electronic ISBN:
9781455775156