Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323479493

Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning

6th Edition

Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology

Authors: Margaret Halter
Paperback ISBN: 9780323479493
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd April 2018
Page Count: 768

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


A thoughtful, portable clinical companion, Varcarolis’ Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology, 6th Edition, provides you with the latest diagnostic information available, including the DSM-5 and NANDA, for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients. This clinically-based guide offers quick and easy access to the latest psychiatric nursing care planning guidelines for a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Designed to accompany Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, the refreshed and updated edition is a perfect reference for learning to create psychiatric nursing care plans.

Key Features

  • A thoroughly revised patient centered assessment, including the DSM-5, supplies you with the latest diagnostic information available for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
  • The latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information keep you up-to-date with the most current information.
  • Care plans containing nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long- and short-term goals, and interventions and rationales offer plans of care for a wide range of psychiatric nursing diagnoses.
  • Talk-based therapies covered and referred to in a dedicated chapter on psychotherapeutic models.
  • Increasingly promising brain stimulation therapies are addressed in a separate chapter

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations for Psychiatric Nursing Care
1. The Nursing Process
2. Therapeutic Relationships
3. Therapeutic Communication

Part II: Nursing Care
4. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
5. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
6. Bipolar Disorders
7. Depressive Disorders
8. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
9. Trauma-Related Disorders
10. Eating Disorders
11. Sleep Disorders
12. Substance Disorders
13. Neurocognitive Disorders
14. Personality Disorders

Part III: Psychiatric Crises
15. Dying, Death, and Grief
16. Suicide
17. Crisis Intervention
18. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
19. Family Violence
20. Sexual Violence

Part IV: Psychopharmacology
21. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Medications
22. Antipsychotics
23. Mood-Stabilizers
24. Antidepressants
25. Antianxiety Medications
26. Sleep Promoting Medications
27. Substance Use Disorder Medications
28. Neurocognitive Medications

Part V: Nonpharmacological Approaches
29. Psychotherapeutic Models
30. Brain Stimulation Therapies


Appendix A Mental Status Assessment
Appendix B Assessment Tools
Appendix C Development Stages
Appendix D NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses
Appendix E DSM-5 Medical Diagnoses



No. of pages:
© Saunders 2019
Paperback ISBN:

About the Author

Margaret Halter

Affiliations and Expertise

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