Edition: 5th 2015
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A pocket-sized manual, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, and Psychopharmacology, 5th Edition is designed to assist in assessment, formulation of nursing diagnoses, and design of nursing care plans for patients with psychiatric disorders. It provides quick and easy access to the detailed and concrete information students and practicing nurses need to know as they care for patients in inpatient, community mental health, and home care settings. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use. Current coverage includes the latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of patients with psychiatric disorders.Clinically based information helps you provide patient care in a range of environments including the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.Coverage of all major disorders includes those commonly encountered in a clinical setting.A consistent format for each care plan includes a nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales.A Major Psychotropic Interventions and Patient and Family Teaching chapter describes the uses and workings of psychotropic agents. Assessment Guides such as tables, charts, and questionnaires are provided in an appendix for quick reference. The latest diagnostic information includes the DSM-5 taxonomy with diagnostic criteria for mental disorders, to enable accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.Current psychiatric nursing guidelines are based on ANA's 2007 Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.Updated 2012-2014 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses assist with accurate diagnoses by including the latest nursing diagnoses related to psychiatric nursing.Updated drug information includes the latest on medications used with psychiatric patients, for optimal drug therapy.