Mental Health Nursing Care

ISBN-10: 0136136923
ISBN-13: 9780136136927
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

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! For health care professionals and others involved with mental health concerns.

Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness
Ethical and Legal Issues
Personality Theory
Mentally Healthy Nursing
The Nurse-Client Relationship and Communication
Stress and Coping
Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Substance Abuse and Dependency
Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders Related to Development
Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Eating Disorders
Dementia and Cognitive Disorders
Special Topics in Mental Health Nursing
Violence and Abuse
Psychosocial Issues in General Client Care
Answers and Critical Thinking Discussion
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses
References and Resources
Glossary
Index

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