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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 4th Edition


Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, this full-color text covers all of the most common disorders and treatments. A balanced nursing-medical approach includes a strong emphasis on the nursing process, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, and interdisciplinary interventions. This book offers an approach that is clear, straightforward, and holistic to boost confidence in managing clients and to help students prepare for success on the NCLEX® examination.

New to This Edition

    • New Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders and Sleep Disorders chapters cover these increasingly diagnosed disorders and describe the nurse's role in treatment.
    • Medication Key Facts boxes summarize the most common psychopharmacologic interventions and discuss safe and effective use.
    • Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss implications of current research studies.
    • Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) labels are identified for each nursing diagnosis in all nursing care plans.
    • Review questions for the NCLEX examination reinforce the content in each chapter.
    • A NEW companion CD includes:
      • Interactive Exercises with memory match, quiz show, and hangman activities to ensure comprehension.
      • Neurology Review with state-of-the-art, narrated animations.
      • 150 review questions to prepare students for the NCLEX examination.
      • Audio Glossary of 150 terms with definitions and pronunciations.

Key Features

    • Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client.
    • Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes discuss the issues confronting families when a member suffers from mental illness.
    • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes include questions that should be asked in the assessment of a particular disorder.
    • Case studies depict effective nursing care strategies and encourage critical thinking.
    • Nursing Care Plans provide guidelines for care, with each plan including a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation.
    • Clinical Symptoms boxes make it easy for students to apply content to the real world.
    • DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes list categories of mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them.
    • Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize other modalities and interventions used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder.
    • Objectives and key terms open each chapter, emphasizing the most important concepts.
    • Chapter summaries conclude each chapter with the most significant ideas to remember.
    • A glossary provides concise definitions of key terms.
    • A Neurobiology in Mental Health and Disorder chapter covers basic neuroanatomy as well as the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders.
    • A Complementary and Alternative Therapies chapter introduces current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems and demonstrates the nurse's role in providing holistic nursing care.

Author Information

    By Katherine M. Fortinash, MSN, APRN, BC, Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing; Associate Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA; Clinical Nurse Specialist and Educator, Sharp HealthCare, Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, CA; and Patricia A. Holoday Worret, MSN, APRN, BC, Certified Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA; Consultant, San Diego, CA

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 4th Edition
  • e-Book
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Copyright: 2008