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Mental Health Nursing Care, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Linda Eby, Nancy J. Brown

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 15, 2008

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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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