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Psychiatric Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 5th 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. Psychiatric Nursing, 5th Edition focuses on the therapeutic skills needed by a psychiatric nurse. The psychotherapeutic management model emphasizes a three-pronged approach to psychiatric nursing provides the framework for the book and is presented clearly and understandably. The model takes a practical, clinical approach to nursing by integrating clinical realities with the theory taught in nursing schools, emphasizing those duties for which nurses are primarily responsible.

New to This Edition

    • New chapter on antidementia drugs provides up-to-date information on psychopharmacology for antidementia disorders.
    • Updated DSM-IV-TR content based on the latest text revision.
    • Putting It All Together headings identify the end-of-chapter psychopathology summary in each of the clinical chapters.
    • Norm's Notes, a direct student-to-author communication in the form of a post-it note, offers helpful tips for understanding difficult topics.
    • Highlighting the Evidence boxes feature summarized research articles that demonstrate the effects of research on today's practice.

Key Features

    • A separate unit on the continuum of care discusses care settings and case management.
    • An entire unit on pharmacology includes drug side effects, nursing interventions, and a new chapter on antidementia drugs.
    • Each chapter begins with learning objectives to point students toward important concepts.
    • Case studies in selected chapters help the student conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies.
    • Includes family issues boxes in selected chapters that highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
    • Includes clinical examples in the form of concise vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience to provide realistic illustrations of specific content.

Author Information

    By Norman L. Keltner, EdD, RN, APRN, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Carol E. Bostrom, MSN, APRN, BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; and Lee Hilyard Schwecke, EdD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

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Psychiatric Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 5th Edition
  • e-Book
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Copyright: 2007