Edition 3 Revised edition
OverviewPSYCHIATRIC NURSING has consistently been one of the most thorough texts for the ADN/BSN market, focusing on the therapeutic skills expected of the psychiatric nurse. In order to give the student a better understanding of psychopathologic processes, the book uses the simple and unique model of psychotherapeutic management, which is comprised of three components: the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, psychopharmacology, and milieu management. The psychotherapeutic management 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. The third edition features a soft-cover and reader-friendly approach, with new student worksheets and drug cards at the end of the text to encourage more interactivity, making the book a more effective learning tool. Features: * Begins each chapter with learning objectives to point students to important concepts within. * Includes family issues boxes in selected chapters to facilitate the student's awareness of the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. * Intersperses clinical examples, concise vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience, throughout the text to provide realistic illustrations of specific content. * Uses case studies, detailed depictions of psychiatric disorders, in selected chapters to help the student conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies. * Provides drug side effects and nursing interventions in the section on psychopharmacology. * Highlights all boxes and tables containing pharmacology content for emphasis and accessibility. * Presents key terms unique to particular chapters in a boxed format for easy reference, thus facilitating the understanding of chapter content. * Lists key concepts at the end of each chapter to recap important content. New to this edition: * A new unit (Unit 2) on the continuum of care has been added, including four new chapters on: * Continuum of care * Hospital-based care * Community-based care * Case management * In Unit 3, two new chapters have been added, expanding upon information found in various places in the second edition: Chapter 12, "The Nursing Process," and Chapter 13, "Crisis Intervention, Stress, and Coping." * Patient and Family Teaching boxes highlight the information that the nurse needs to provide to the patient and her/his family (found in select chapters). * Perforated drug cards are included in the front of the book to give students a quick and handy study reference. * The development and use of clinical pathways are included in the new case management chapter. * Historical Perspectives features are pulled from the narrative in each disorder chapter to separate "nice-to-know" information from "need-to-know" information. * Critical Thinking Questions are interspersed throughout the narrative, facilitating retention of information as students read. * Perforated student worksheets with an answer key are included at the end of the book, enabling comprehension for students while encouraging them to tear them out upon completion. * New soft-cover binding to make the text more appealing to cost-conscious students and instructors.
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