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Essentials of Mental Health Nursing

J.Sue Cook and Karen Lee Fontaine

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ISBN 10: 0805313702 / ISBN 13: 9780805313703
Published by Subs of Addison Wesley Longman, 1994
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Title: Essentials of Mental Health Nursing

Publisher: Subs of Addison Wesley Longman

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

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This edition features new and extensively revised chapters on: the role of cultural diversity in mental health nursing; neurobiology and behaviour; communicating and teaching; common clinical problems; psychopharmacology; legal and ethical issues; contemporary issues including AIDS and homelessness; disorders of children and adolescents; and disorders of older adults. Tear-out drug cards provide instant access to information on 40 essential drugs. Multidisciplinary interventions teach students how other health-care fields, such as social service and psychology, interact with nursing.

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Formerly titled Essentials of Mental Health Nursing, this leading text offers in-depth information in a manageable length as it presents concrete methods to help readers develop effective communication, assessment, and intervention techniques. Using the nursing process as the organizational framework—along with numerous clinical examples and nursing care plans—it builds readers' confidence in their abilities to turn theory into practice. The underlying theme is the importance of respecting clients' rights to their own values, beliefs, and decisions.Prepares and exposes readers to a tool commonly used in many clinical situations. Includes the first comprehensive standardized language used to describe the interventions nurses perform. The added community content shows readers expanded roles and practice settings for psychiatric nurses. Increased emphasis on spirituality and the art of nursing-caring. Expanded chapter on “Schizophrenic Disorders” on the homeless population, culture-specific content, case management, community treatment settings, and psychiatric rehabilitation for successful living and working in the community. Includes added material on sexual harassment and culture specific characteristics. Teaches readers to recognize sexual harassment and abuse and how to intervene. Includes website information for major mental health organizations. Offers guidance and references for interventions. Gives readers practice for course review and NCLEX review. Includes 150 NCLEX-style questions with complete rationales for all possible answers.Appropriate for mental health nursing.

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