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Varcarolis RN MA, Elizabeth M., Halter PhD PMHCNS, Margaret Jordan

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ISBN 10: 1455748757 / ISBN 13: 9781455748754
Published by Saunders, 2012
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Title: Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health ...

Publisher: Saunders

Publication Date: 2012

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2nd Edition.

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  • Emphasizes evidence-based practice related to nursing interventions and the profound impact of research on the advancement of treatment options for individuals with psychiatric disorders.
  • UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes ask a realistic question and then explore the research on the topic to demonstrate how best evidence can be used in everyday practice.
  • Highlights therapeutic communication as a core component of mental health nursing and the foundation for successful nurse-patient relationships.
  • UNIQUE! Applying the Art communication tables walk through nurse-patient interactions to illustrate therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication and provide explanations of mental health nursing concepts.
  • Numerous vignettes offer real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
  • Potential Nursing Diagnoses tables give possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs symptoms.
  • Nursing Interventions tables list interventions for a given disorder or clinical situation, along with rationales for each intervention.
  • Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies sections of the clinical chapters cover the range of available treatments for a given disorder, including both traditional and non-traditional treatments.
  • Key Points to Remember, Critical Thinking questions, and Chapter Review questions help you understand, apply, and remember important information.
  • A companion CD, included with the text and Student Resources on Evolve, reinforce concepts with a variety of engaging learning tools.

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