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Psychiatric Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

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    • Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors chapter identifies risk factors associated with suicidality and various forms and characteristics of self-mutilation.
    • War Related Psychiatric Disorders chapter describes the symptoms and treatment options for posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury patients.
    • New approach for Introduction to Milieu Management chapter recognizes the shift of the therapeutic environment from inpatient units to community settings, plus nurses' changing roles.
    • New approach for Nutraceuticals and Mental Health chapter focuses on foods that provide health and medical benefits.
    • Student resources on the companion Evolve website include downloadable audio chapter summaries, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, psychotropic drug monographs, and learning activities.

Key Features

    • Unique! A practical three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management.
    • Unique! Norm's Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics.
    • Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each chapter.
    • Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that should be provided to patients and families.
    • Family Issues boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
    • Nursing care plans emphasize assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders.
    • Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies.
    • Clinical examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations.
    • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow.
    • Study Notes summarize each chapter's important content.
    • Critical thinking questions help you expand your clinical reasoning skills.

Author Information

    By Norman L. Keltner, EdD, RN, CRNP, 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 Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, BC, FAAN, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

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Psychiatric Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
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  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Copyright: 2011