Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Nursing Care is presented in the five-step nursing process format and emphasizes the scope of practice for the LPN/LVN. Rationales after each nursing intervention explain why the action is important and support evidence-based nursing process. Readers are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples, and statements from clients in their own words help readers understand psychiatric and psychosocial nursing practice. Additional NCLEX-PN exam preperation is included in this new edition including test taking tips, NLCEX-PN style questions, and critical thinking care maps for complete success in your career as an LPN or LVN!