For Fundamentals of Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Psychosocial Nursing and Nursing Specialty LPN/LVN courses, also for Mental Health/Psychiatric Technician Programs.
Part of the LPN/LVN specific series, this practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with mental health disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches mental health nursing as it is really practiced by practical/vocational nurses. Students are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples and statements from clients in their own words help students understand mental health and psychosocial nursing practice.
Table of Contents
Unit I Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 1 Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness
Chapter 2 Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 3 Personality Theory
Chapter 4 Mentally Healthy Nursing
Chapter 5 The Nurse-Client Relationship and Communication
Chapter 6 Stress and Coping
Chapter 7 Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
Unit II Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Disorders
Chapter 8 Schizophrenia
Chapter 9 Mood Disorders
Chapter 10 Personality Disorders
Chapter 11 Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 12 Substance Abuse and Dependency
Unit III Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders Related to Development
Chapter 13 Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 14 Eating Disorders
Chapter 15 Dementia and Cognitive Disorders
Unit IV Special Topics in Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 16 Violence and Abuse
Chapter 17 Psychosocial Issues in General Client Care
Appendix I: Answers and Critical Thinking Discussion
Appendix II: Mental Status Assessment Forms
Appendix III: 2007—2008 NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses
References and Resources
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Mental Health Nursing Care, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
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$24.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-502566-6