Essentials of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Essentials of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Author : Mary C. Townsend
Publisher :
Total Pages : 197
Release : 1998-11
ISBN 10 : 0803604149
ISBN 13 : 9780803604148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

-- Geared toward nursing programs that devote less than six weeks to psychiatric/mental health nursing -- Uses the stress-adaptation model as its conceptual framework -- Each disorder includes: historic and epidemiologic factors, background assessment data, predisposing factors/symptomatology, common nursing diagnoses with standardized guidelines for intervention in care, outcome criteria, reassessment, evaluation, and medications/treatment modalities -- Assessment based on criteria from DSM IV -- Chapters include objectives, glossary, case studies with critical thinking exercises, NCLEX-style chapter review questions, care plans and critical pathways, and approved NANDA diagnoses -- Special topics include crisis intervention, psychobiology, psychopharmacology, sociocultural concepts, therapeutic groups, family as a group, and the suicidal client -- Contains selected case studies or Build Your Critical Thinking Skills boxes with three questions per case -- Includes standardized care plans with scientific rationales for every nursing intervention -- Appendix includes critical pathways and a list of common psychiatric behaviors and associated NANDA nursing diagnoses