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Whether it an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use.
Completely revised and updated throughout, the 5th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge in the field and the practice of mental health nursing today, including the new, core competences outlined in the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.
-The unique continuity and clarity of the voice of a single author.
-Emphasis on holistic nursing to emphasize the physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of psychiatric/mental health nursing.
-Core concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter and defined in boxes throughout the text.
-Concept map care plans for all major psychiatric diagnoses.
-Taxonomy and diagnostic criteria from the DSM-V-TR as well as internet references for each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis.
-ANA standards for clinical practice for DSM diagnoses and therapeutic interventions, as well as for aging individuals, bereaved individuals, and victims of abuse and neglect.
-Boxes highlighting client/family education communications and tables listing important topics for discussion.
-Care Plans for clients with DSM-V-TR diagnoses featuring interventions and rationales for commonly observed nursing diagnoses.
-Case studies and exercises designed to stimulate critical thinking.
-Tables with topics for client/family education.