By Louise Rebraca Shives MSN ARNP CNS

The up-to-date 7th version of this revered studying textual content gives you the clinically crucial content material psychiatric and psychological future health nurses have to perform with self belief. Spanning the continuum of care, this variation might help you excel in various settings, enhance consumer and relations schooling talents, and construct the self-awareness you wish as a member of the interdisciplinary care staff. The book's wealth of latest studying positive aspects and dynamic full-color layout mix to create an interesting knowledge-builder you will flip to back and again.

Skill-building gains are your guideposts to success!

  • Bio-psycho-social model offers a superb studying framework that's emphasised in the course of the text.
  • Self-awareness prompts in each bankruptcy problem you to check your personal ideals and attitudes approximately taking good care of mentally unwell clients.
  • Multiple-choice, NCLEX®-style questions for evaluate and examination guidance contain right and improper solutions with rationales.
  • An array of data improving features—from web assets to key phrases, Key strategies, and habitual icons that spotlight each one step of nursing prognosis and management—ensure that you simply by no means leave out a step.
  • Critical considering questions and studying activities positioned your problem-solving talents to the test.

New to the 7th Edition...

  • New bankruptcy on forensic nursing is helping you construct the observational and investigative skills key to this evolving zone of nursing practice.
  • New content material on spirituality, additional to the bankruptcy on cultural and moral concerns, might help you construct more suitable healing relationships with clients.
  • Updated psychopharmacological material comprises serious info at the most modern medicines, their therapy purposes, and limitations—plus precis tables that spotlight the key medicines used for every disorder.
  • The most modern diagnostic criteria replicate DSM-IV-TR standards.
  • Evidence-Based perform Boxes in the course of the textual content rigidity the price of study findings in guiding therapy choices.

A scholar source CD-ROM sure into each one ebook contains medical simulations for significant melancholy and schizophrenia, psychotropic drug monographs, over three hundred NCLEX®-style evaluate questions, and film viewing guides.

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American Board of Managed Care Nursing. (2004). Managed care nursing. Retrieved January 30, 2004, from http://www. org American Nurses Association. (1991). Standards of clinical nursing practice. Kansas City:Author. American Nurses Association. (1994). A statement on psychiatric–mental health clinical nursing practice and standards of psychiatric–mental health clinical nursing practice. Washington, DC:American Nurses Publishing. American Nurses Association. (2000). Scope and standards of psychiatric–mental health nursing practice.

2. Abnormal behavior can be predicted and evaluated. Newspaper articles and television newscasts prove otherwise. Family members have verbalized complete surprise when confronted about acts of abuse or violence committed by loved ones, often describing the suspect as nice, quiet, friendly, or pleasant. 3. Internal forces are responsible for abnormal behavior. Although internal forces may cause abnormal behavior, other factors (eg, people, culture, and environment) can influence one’s behavior. 4.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition, Text Revision; DSMIV- TR) published by the American Psychiatric Association and used by many different disciplines, is included in the discussion of nursing diagnosis in Chapter 10. Unit 6, Clients With Psychiatric Disorders, and Unit 7, Special Populations, discuss the clinical symptoms and methods used to diagnose the presence of a specific mental illness. The origins of most of psychiatry’s concepts begin with prehistoric times, when primitive people believed spirits possessed the body and had to be driven out to effect a cure.

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