Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323091145, 9780323171670

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

10th Edition

Authors: Gail Stuart
Print ISBN: 9780323091145
eBook ISBN: 9780323171670
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 3rd July 2012
Page Count: 832


Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice.

Key Features

  • An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics.
  • A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives.
  • The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components.
  • An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice.
  • Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback.
  • Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care.
  • A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing.
  • A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process.
  • Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses.
  • Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses.
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Table of Contents

Unit One: Principles of Psychiatric Nursing Care

1. Roles and Functions of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Competent Caring

2. Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship

3. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of Psychiatric Nursing Care

4. Evidence-Based Psychiatric Nursing Practice

5. Biological Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

6. Psychological Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

7. Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

8. Legal and Ethical Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

9. Policy and Advocacy in Mental Health Care

10. Families as Resources, Caregivers, and Collaborators

11. Implementing the Nursing Process: Standards of Practice and Professional Performance

Unit Two: Continuum of Care

12. Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

13. Crisis and Disaster Intervention

14. Recovery Support

Unit Three: Applying Principles in Nursing Practice

15. Anxiety Responses and Anxiety Disorders

16. Psychophysiological Responses and Somatoform and Sleep Disorders

17. Self-Concept Responses and Dissociative Disorders

18. Emotional Responses and Mood Disorders

19. Self-Protective Responses and Suicidal Behavior

20. Neurobiological Responses and Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

21. Social Responses and Personality Disorders

22. Cognitive Responses and Organic Mental Disorders

23. Chemically Mediated Responses and Substance-Related Disorders

24. Eating Regulation Responses and Eating Disorders

25. Sexual Responses and Sexual Disorders

Unit Four: Treatment Modalities

26. Psychopharmacology

27. Behavior Change and Cognitive Interventions

28. Preventing and Managing Aggressive Behavior

29. Somatic Therapies

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About the Author

Gail Stuart

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC