Mental Health Nursing Care

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9780130487544: Mental Health Nursing Care

Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Nursing Care is presented in the five-step nursing process format and emphasizes the scope of practice for the LPN/LVN. Rationales after each nursing intervention explain why the action is important and support evidence-based nursing process. Readers are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples, and statements from clients in their own words help readers understand psychiatric and psychosocial nursing practice. Additional NCLEX-PN exam preperation is included in this new edition including test taking tips, NLCEX-PN style questions, and critical thinking care maps for complete success in your career as an LPN or LVN!

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Eby and Brown

Mental Health Nursing Care, 2e

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The nature of nursing is …


                        Mental Health Nursing Care


Linda Eby, RN, MN

Nancy J. Brown, RN, MSN


The nature of nursing embodies the ever-changing rewards and challenges for today’s practical and vocational nursing students. Mental Health Nursing Care provides a foundation for safe, effective nursing care of clients.


Features that promote success include:

·    Critical thinking care maps and case studies to engage problem-solving for likely situations.

·    Case Examples to give real life application to mental health topics.

·    Extensive review for NCLEX-PN® exam preparation.

·    Nursing care features such as priorities in nursing care, nursing care checklists, clinical alerts, and nursing process care plans.

·    Critical Self-Checks to encourage readers to clarify their own values and beliefs, and think critically about mental health issues.

·    Learning About You end-of-unit features encourage readers to develop insight into their own views about mental health.


Additional resources include:

·    Companion Website at with chapter-specific online resources, case studies, animations, and additional NCLEX- PN® -style questions.




The nature of nursing — grow with it!

About the Author:

Linda Eby, RN, MN

Linda Eby received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from the Oregon Health and Science University. Her work experience includes being a staff nurse and nurse manager in critical care, a home health/hospice nurse, case manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist in clinical genetics, and a psychiatric mental-health nurse. She has consulted and taught workshops on the topics of promoting student success and reducing culture bias in nursing education.


Linda currently teaches Psychiatric—Mental Health Nursing theory and clinical courses at Portland Community College. She is also Coordinator of the Nursing Student Success Program. This program promotes the success of nursing students who speak English as a nonnative language, immigrant students, students of color, academically disadvantaged students, and nontraditional students of nursing. Her greatest career accomplishment is contributing to the success of these inspiring students.


She is Secretary of AFT-Oregon, state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and Vice President of the Portland Community College Faculty Federation. She has twin daughters, Kristine who was recently married to Jens Schrader and is continuing her studies at Portland State University, and Monica, an artist, art teacher, and art student at Marylhurst University (she really likes art). Linda is a nature and arts and crafts enthusiast and a good friend to her dogs Wendu and Charlie.

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Eby, Linda; Brown, Nancy J.
Published by Prentice Hall Health (2004)
ISBN 10: 0130487546 ISBN 13: 9780130487544
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Book Description Prentice Hall Health, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1 Workbook. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130487546

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