Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781437717822, 9781455754564

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning

4th Edition

Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology

Authors: Elizabeth Varcarolis
eBook ISBN: 9781455754564
eBook ISBN: 9781437717839
eBook ISBN: 9781455758098
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd February 2010
Page Count: 768

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A pocket-sized clinical companion, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 4th Edition helps you assess psychiatric nursing clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, and design psychiatric nursing care plans. It offers quick and easy access to information on care in a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use.

Key Features

  • Current coverage includes the latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
  • Clinically based information helps you provide patient care in a range of environments including the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.
  • Coverage of all major disorders includes those commonly encountered in a clinical setting.
  • A consistent format for each care plan includes a nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales.
  • Assessment tools such as tables, charts, and questionnaires are provided in an appendix for quick reference.
  • A Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching chapter describes the uses and workings of psychotropic agents.

Table of Contents

Part I: Guidelines for Planning Psychiatric Nursing Care

1. The Nursing Process and Assessment Tools for Psychiatric Nursing

2. Maximizing Communication Skills

3. Guidelines for the Nurse Conducting a Clinical Interview

Part II: Diagnosis and Care Planning

4. Selected Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

5. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

6. Depressive Disorders

7. Bipolar Disorders

8. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

9. Personality Disorders

10. Addictions

11. Eating Disorders

12. Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Dementia

Part III: Psychiatric Emergencies and Forensic Issues

13. Crisis Intervention and Rehabilitation

14. Family Violence

15. Sexual Assault

16. Suicide Behaviors

17. Anger and Aggression

18. Grieving and Complicated Grieving

Part IV: Challenging Behaviors

19. Manipulative Behaviors

20. Noncompliance (Nonadherence) to Medication or Treatment

Part V: Psychopharmacology

21. Major Psychotropic Interventions and Patient and Family Teaching

Appendix A  References

Appendix B  Classification and Full Assessment

Appendix C  Assessment Tools for Children and Adolescents

Appendix D  Assessment Guides

Appendix E  Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)

Appendix F  Nursing Care in Electroconvulsive Therapy


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About the Author

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