Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care, 3e

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care, 3e Author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis RN MA
ISBN-10 0323389651
ISBN-13 9780323389655
Year 2016-10-14
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Saunders
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Get a full understanding of todays psychiatric nursing practice in less time Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3rd Edition offers the perfect balance of essential nursing interventions and clinical content paired with current research and evidence based practice to fully equip you for todays field of mental health nursing This new edition continues to retain the reader friendly style emphasis on therapeutic communication and the nursing process organization that was successful in the previous edition It also includes additional DSM 5 disorders illustrations of various neurobiology disorders a new neurobiology learning tool and new NCLEX review questions to help you pass your course and thoroughly prepare for the psychiatric nursing section of the NCLEX REVISED Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice UNIQUE Applying the Art sections in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse patient interaction scenarios Chapter review questions reinforce essential content from the chapter Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing Nursing Interventions tables familiarize readers with interventions for a disorder that they will encounter in clinical practice Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology 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 Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms DSM 5 diagnostic criteria identifies medical diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders for integration into the nursing plan of care Important contributions from psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers are featured in the opening unit pages Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list Appendices feature the DSM 5 Classifications and a list of the latest NANDA I diagnoses for readers reference NEW DSM 5 content provides the most up to date information on the latest DSM 5 disorders NEW Illustrations of various neurobiology disorders give readers a clear picture of how the disorder affects brain function NEW Neurobiology teaching tool visually guides readers in learning about various neurobiology disorders and relevant medications and side effects NEW NCLEX review questions on the Evolve companion site provide additional practice on the type of psychiatric nursing content found on the latest NCLEX test plan NEW Image collection on the Evolve companion site offers a visual supplement to help learn and reinforce concepts

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