Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning

4th Edition Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology

By Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY; Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), New York, NY


Part I: Guidelines for Planning Psychiatric Nursing Care

1. The Nursing Process and Assessment Tools for Psychiatric Nursing

2. Maximizing Communication Skills

3. Guidelines for the Nurse Conducting a Clinical Interview

Part II: Diagnosis and Care Planning

4. Selected Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

5. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

6. Depressive Disorders

7. Bipolar Disorders

8. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

9. Personality Disorders

10. Addictions

11. Eating Disorders

12. Cognitive Disorders: Delirium and Dementia

Part III: Psychiatric Emergencies and Forensic Issues

13. Crisis Intervention and Rehabilitation

14. Family Violence

15. Sexual Assault

16. Suicide Behaviors

17. Anger and Aggression

18. Grieving and Complicated Grieving

Part IV: Challenging Behaviors

19. Manipulative Behaviors

20. Noncompliance (Nonadherence) to Medication or Treatment

Part V: Psychopharmacology

21. Major Psychotropic Interventions and Patient and Family Teaching

Appendix A  References

Appendix B  Classification and Full Assessment

Appendix C  Assessment Tools for Children and Adolescents

Appendix D  Assessment Guides

Appendix E  Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)

Appendix F  Nursing Care in Electroconvulsive Therapy