Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for learning the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book approaches this topic with a unique perspective that will immediately engage and educate readers by utilizing excerpts from literature movie clips and classic art to convey the actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. Coverage includes the scientific basis for major conditions and disorder types such as anxiety depression mania and schizophrenia followed by therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client the client who abuses chemical substances and survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. An important chapter on self-care for the nurse provides much needed information about taking care of oneself to sustain professional ability. Comprehensive in its scope and one-of-a-kind in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the realities of psychiatric nursing care.
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Noreen Cavan Frisch, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Victoria.
Lawrence E. Frisch, Author Affiliation: University of Victoria
UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE. 1. Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing. 2. Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty. 3. Theory as Basis for Practice. 4. Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice. 5. Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing. 6. Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication Nursing Process and the Nurse-Client Relationship. 7. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations. 8. Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness. 9. Ethical and Legal Bases for Care. 10. Self-Care for the Nurse. UNIT II. CLIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. 11. The Client Undergoing Crisis. 12. The Client Experiencing Anxiety. 13. The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia. 14. The Client Experiencing Depression. 15. The Client Experiencing Mania. 16. The Client Who Is Suicidal. 17. The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances. 18. The Client with a Personality Disorder. 19. The Client Experiencing a Somatoform Factitious or Dissociative Disorder. 20. The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders Eating Disorders Sexual Disorders. UNIT III. SPECIAL POPULATIONS. 21. The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress. 22. Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarcerated. 23. The Child. 24. The Adolescent. 25. The Elderly. 26. Survivors of Violence or Abuse. UNIT IV. NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT MODALITIES. 27. Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care. 28. Individual Psychotherapy. 29. Family Therapy. 30. Group Therapy. 31. Community Mental Health Nursing. 32. Complementary and Somatic Therapies.
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