Psychiatric Nursing - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323069519, 9780323293518

Psychiatric Nursing

6th Edition

Authors: Norman Keltner
eBook ISBN: 9780323293518
eBook ISBN: 9780323069496
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 30th September 2010
Page Count: 560

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Learn the therapeutic skills you need for your role in psychiatric nursing care! Psychiatric Nursing uses a practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to care for patients with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse's three primary tools: themselves, medications, and the environment. Written by Norman L. Keltner, Carol E. Bostrom, and Teena McGuinness, each an educator and advanced practice nurse, this text covers the latest trends and treatments and provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care.

Key Features

  • Unique! A practical three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management.
  • Unique! Norm's Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics.
  • Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that should be provided to patients and families.
  • Family Issues boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
  • Nursing care plans emphasize assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders.
  • Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies.
  • Clinical examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow.
  • Study Notes summarize each chapter's important content.
  • Critical thinking questions help you expand your clinical reasoning skills.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing
1. Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing
2. Psychotherapeutic Management in the Continuum of Care
3. Models for Working with Psychiatric Patients
4. Legal Issues
5. Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior
Unit II: Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship
6. Nurse-Patient Communication
7. Nurse-Patient Relationship
8. Nursing Process
9. Stress, Anxiety, Coping, and Crisis
10. Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors
11. Working with the Aggressive Patient
12. Working with Groups of Patients
13. Working with the Family
14. Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Nursing
15. Spirituality
Unit III: Psychopharmacology
16. Introduction to Psychotropic Drugs
17. Antiparkinsonian Drugs
18. Antipsychotic Drugs
19. Antidepressant Drugs
20. Antimanic Drugs
21. Antianxiety Drugs
22. Antidementia Drugs
Unit IV: Milieu Management
23. Introduction to Milieu Management
24. Variables Affecting the Therapeutic Environment
25. Therapeutic Environment in Various Treatment Settings
Unit V: Psychopathology
26. Introduction to Psychopathology
27. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
28. Depression
29. Bipolar Disorders
30. Anxiety-Related, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders
31. Cognitive Disorders
32. Personality Disorders
33. Sexual Disorders
34. Substance-Related Disorders
35. Dual Diagnosis
36. Eating Disorders
Unit VI: Special Populations and Therapies in Psychiatric Nursing
37. Behavior and Somatic Therapies
38. Nutraceuticals and Mental Health
39. Survivors of Violence and Trauma
40. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
41. Mental Disorders of Older Adults
42. War Related Psychiatric Disorders
Appendix: Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)
Inside back cover: North American Nursing Diagnosis Association – Approved Nursing Diagnoses


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About the Author

Norman Keltner

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL