Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Canadian Edition

1st Edition


  • Margaret Halter
  • Cheryl Pollard
  • Mary Haase
  • Key Features

    • Reader-friendly features reinforce important information and help in applying textbook content to the clinical setting, emphasizing key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews.
    • Assessment Guidelines boxes provide specific instructions for diagnosis and treatment.
    • Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and caregivers.
    • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
    • Vignettes threaded throughout the text provide real-world scenarios in psychiatric mental health nursing.
    • Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1: Foundations in Theory
    1. Mental Health and Mental Illness
      Mary Haase (MacEwan University) 
    2. Historical Overview of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
      Holly Symonds-Brown (MacEwan University)  
    3. Relevant Theories and Therapies for Nursing Practice
      Sherri Melrose, Sharon L. Moore (Athabasca University)
    4. Psychotropic Drugs
      Beth Swart (Ryerson University)  

    Unit 2: Foundations in Practice
    5. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Settings
      Karen J. Clements (Brandon University)  
    6. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings
      Holly Symonds-Brown (MacEwan University)  
    7. Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
      Elaine M. Mordoch (University of Manitoba)  
    8. Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Obligations for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice
      Cheryl L. Pollard (MacEwan University)   

    Unit 3: Psychosocial Nursing Techniques
    9. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
      Karen J. Clements (Brandon University)   
    10. Therapeutic Relationships
      Michel Andre Tarko (President, Justice Institute of British Columbia)   
    11. Communication and the Clinical Interview
      Michel Andre Tarko (President, Justice Institute of British Columbia)    
    12. Understanding Responses to Stress
      Sandra Mitchell (Nurse Educator, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)      

    Unit 4: Psychobiological Disorders
    13. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders
      Mary Haase, Susan L. Ray (MacEwan University, Western University)&n


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