Mental Health Nursing, An Introductory Text

Mental Health Nursing

An Introductory Text

By Barbara B. Bauer, RN, MSN, Adjunct Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI; and Signe S. Hill, RN, BSN, MA, Formerly, Instructor, Practical Nurse Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI


PERSPECTIVES IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE · A Brief Historical Perspective of the Mental Health Movement · Influences on Mental Health Services · Spiritual and Cultural Considerations · Stigma and Related Legal and Ethical Issues · MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH · Team Members · Developing a Therapeutic Milieu · Communication and Mental Health · Data Collection · NURSING RESPONSES TO SPECIFIC DISORDERS · Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescent Disorders · Cognitive Disorders · Substance Related Disorders · Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders · Depressive Mood Disorders · Bipolar Mood Disorders · Anxiety and Somatoform Disorders · Dissociative Disorders and Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders · Eating Disorders · Personality Disorders · Mental Health Problems in Non-Psychiatric Settings · Older Adults and Mental Health · INTERVENTIONS · Stress, Crisis and Crisis Intervention · Psychopharmacology · Physical and Medical Therapies · Psychotherapies · Behavior Management · Relationship Between Physiological and Psychological Needs · Enhancing Personal Strengths · Managing Aggressive Behavior · Community Reentry · Behaviors that Challenge the Nurse · APPENDICES · JCAHO Criteria for the Therapeutic Milieu · DSM-IV Terminology · Suggestions for Further Reading · Evaluation Exercises · Glossary