Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323389679, 9780323417334

Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

8th Edition

A Clinical Approach

Authors: Margaret Halter
eBook ISBN: 9780323417334
eBook ISBN: 9780323417310
Paperback ISBN: 9780323389679
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st August 2017
Page Count: 696
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Description

Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics.

Key Features

  • Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting.
  • Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field.
  • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
  • Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
  • Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession.
  • Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY

1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

2. Theories and Therapies

3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

UNIT II: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

4. Treatment Settings

5. Cultural Implications

6. Legal and Ethical Considerations

UNIT III:  PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS

7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care

8. Therapeutic Relationships

9. Therapeutic Communication

10. Stress Responses and Stress Management

UNIT IV: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

13. Bipolar and Related Disorders

14. Depressive Disorders

15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

16 Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders

17. Somatic Symptom Disorders

18. Eating and Feeding Disorders

19. Sleep-Wake Disorders

20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias

21. Impulse Control Disorders

22. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

23. Neurocognitive Disorders

24. Personality Disorders

UNIT V: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS

25. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

26. Crisis and Disaster

27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence

29. Sexual Assault

UNIT VI:  INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

30. Dying, Death, and Grieving

31. Older Adults

32. Serious Mental Illness

33. Forensic Nursing

UNIT VII: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES

34. Therapeutic Groups

35. Family Interventions

36. Integrative Care

Appendix A      NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses and Definitions 2012-2014

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323417334
eBook ISBN:
9780323417310
Paperback ISBN:
9780323389679

About the Author

Margaret Halter

Affiliations and Expertise

Cleveland Clinic Akron General, The Ohio State University College of Nursing