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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-based Care
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The revised reprint includes all new DSM-5 updates, updated psychiatric nursing content, along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders. This updated version equips yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice. From the author of the bestselling Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, this text was specifically developed to effectively prepare students in today's shorter courses.

  • New DSM-5 criteria boxes in an appendix
  • Updated Chapters include:
    • Chapter 17: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder –new material on the Recovery Model adapted for schizophrenia, new Matrix 7 domains for Cognition affected by Schizophrenia, and an updated chapter drug table which now includes the latest drugs for schizophrenia
    • Chapter 15: Mood Disorders: Depression – the chapter drug table has been updated with the latest drugs for depression
    • Chapter 16: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders – the medication tables have been updated throughout
    • Chapter 11: Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders – this chapter has been updated with new content
    • Chapter 12: Somatoform Disorders and Dissociative Disorders – the section on somatic symptom disorder has been thoroughly revised
    • Chapter 19: Addiction and Compulsions – this chapter has been rewritten with additions of substances, medications and new tables
  • UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice.
  • UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios.
  • Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology.
  • Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms.
  • Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
  • Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients.
  • Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing.
  • Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list.
  • NEW! Chapter on stress identifies symptoms and triggers of stressors.
  • NEW! Selected Concept boxes include pertinent information at the beginning of every chapter.
  • NEW! Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care.
  • NEW! Additional discussions of QSEN are incorporated in the Nursing Process and QSEN chapter.
  • NEW! Opening unit pages include photos and information about the most important contributions of psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers.
  • NEW! Updated Table of Contents improves content flow and eliminates redundancy.


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2 rev rep edition from W B Saunders Co (January 9, 2014)
9780323287883 | details & prices | 606 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $70.95
About: The revised reprint includes all new DSM-5 updates, updated psychiatric nursing content, along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders.
2 edition from W B Saunders Co (September 26, 2012)
9781455706617 | details & prices | 581 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $66.95
About: Equip yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice.

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