Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 6th Edition

Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

6th Edition

A Clinical Approach

Authors: Elizabeth Varcarolis Margaret Halter
Imprint: Saunders

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY

Chapter 1 Mental Health and Mental Illness

Chapter 2 Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice

Chapter 3 Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs

UNIT TWO FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

Chapter 4 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Settings

Chapter 5 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings

Chapter 6 Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 7 Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Safe Practice

UNIT THREE PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS

Chapter 8 The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 9 Therapeutic Relationships

Chapter 10 Communication and the Clinical Interview

Chapter 11 Understanding Responses to Stress

UNIT FOUR PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Chapter 12 Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 13 Depressive Disorders

Chapter 14 Bipolar Disorders

Chapter 15 Schizophrenia

Chapter 16 Eating Disorders

Chapter 17 Cognitive Disorders

Chapter 18 Addictive Disorders

Chapter 19 Personality Disorders

Chapter 20 Sleep Disorders

Chapter 21 Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Disorders

Chapter 22 Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders

UNIT FIVE TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS

Chapter 23 Crisis and Disaster

Chapter 24 Suicide

Chapter 25 Anger, Aggression, and Violence

Chapter 26 Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Abuse

Chapter 27 Sexual Assault

UNIT SIX INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Chapter 28 Disorders of Children and Adolescents

Chapter 29 Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

Chapter 30 Serious Mental


Description

The 6th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! A conversational, user-friendly writing style helps you quickly grasp complex psychiatric mental health nursing concepts.
  • Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process.
  • Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
  • Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
  • Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use.
  • Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment.
  • Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal.
  • A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care.
  • Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting.
  • A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455754557
eBook ISBN:
9781455757787

About the Authors

Elizabeth Varcarolis Author

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

Margaret Halter Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Margaret (Peggy) Halter, PhD, APRN Associate Dean Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ashland, Ohio