The 7th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.
New content on integrative care –this content will cover patient centered medical homes, integrated care clinics and the role of advanced practice nurses in psychiatric care
*Relevant QSEN competencies will be introduced in Chapter One, Mental Health and Mental Illness, and will be integrated throughout the text. A common sense, and how it applies to practice, approach will be used to highlight the competencies relevant to psych nursing care such as safety, communication, evidence based practice and others.
* Include more content and discussion on genetics as the basis for psychological disorders. Will consider a new chapter or add this content to Chapter 3, Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs
*Enhance content on the health promotion and prevention of illness in pediatric patients
*The author has secured a knowledgeable, expert contributor to develop meaningful, concept maps for the clinical chapters and we will work to revise our current concept map creator on Evolve to be more state of the art
*Integrate the DSM-V to the extent that we know prior to publication to make our text as current as possible. DSM-V content is to be released in Spring 2013 while our text is in production. All relevant and updated NANDA content will be included as well
* The number of photos and illustrations will be increased to add to the appeal of the text (per reviewer comments). One example is to include normal brain images in the clinical chapters that are also accompanied by an image demonstrating clinical pathology (eg: schizophrenia)
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