Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing, First, North American Edition
Contemporary Practice


Language: Anglais
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Offering a unique focus on communication skills, mental health promotion, and evidence-based, recovery-oriented nursing care of people with common mental health disorders, this concise and engaging text presents essential concepts in easy-to-understand language with multiple examples and explanations. Compelling case studies—supported by online videos that play out the scenarios in more depth—show students how to apply theory to specific patients, providing a seamless transition to the practice world.

Emphasizing psychopharmacology, the recovery model, and DSM-5 throughout, this practical book will help students:

  • Master essential psychiatric nursing concepts through Key Diagnostic Characteristics summaries, which describe diagnostic criteria, target symptoms, and associated findings for select disorders, adapted from the DSM-5 by the American Psychiatric Association.
  • Hone an understanding of commonly prescribed medications for patients with mental health problems through Drug Profile boxes that complement text discussions of biologic processes associated with various mental health disorders.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of mental health patients through case studies interwoven in the mental health disorder chapters that are brought to life by online videos of these case patients displaying these disorders.
  • Prepare for effective practice through online Nursing Care Plans, most of which are based on the book’s case studies. These plans present clinical examples of patients with a particular diagnosis and demonstrate plans of care that follow patients through various diagnostic stages and care delivery settings.

Unit I Essentials of Mental Health Care
1 Mental Health & Mental Disorders: Fighting Stigma & Promoting Recovery
2 Cultural & Spiritual Issues Related to Mental Health Care
3 Patient Rights & Legal Issues

Unit II Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Frameworks
4 Ethics, Standards, & Nursing Frameworks
5 Theoretical Basis of Psychiatric Nursing
6 Biologic Foundations of Psychiatric Nursing

Unit III Knowledge & Skills of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
7 Therapeutic Communication
8 The Nurse-Patient Relationship
9 The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Process
10 Pharmacology, Dietary supplements, and Biologic Interventions
11 Group Interventions

Unit IV Prevention of Mental Disorders
12 Stress & Mental Health
13 Management of Anger, Aggression, & Violence
14 Crisis, Grief, & Disaster Management
15 Suicide Prevention: Screening, Assessment, & Intervention

Unit V Care & Recovery for Persons with Mental Health Disorders
16 Anxiety & Panic Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Anxiety & Panic
17 Trauma & Stressor Related Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Trauma-Related Stress
18 Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Obsessions & Compulsions
19 Depression: Nursing Care of Persons with Depressive Moods & Suicidal Behavior
20 Bipolar Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Mood Lability
21 Schizophrenia & Related Disorders Nursing Care of Persons with Thought Disorders
22 Personality & Impulse-control disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Personality & Impulse-control Disorders
23 Somatic Symptom & Dissociative Disorder: Nursing Care of Persons with Somatization
24 Eating Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Eating and Weight-Related Disorders
25 Addiction & Substance-Related Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Alcohol & Drug Use
26 Sleep Disorders Nursing Care of Persons with Insomnia & Sleep Problems
27 Sexual Disorders: Nursing Care of Persons with Sexual Dysfunction

Unit VI Care of Special Populations
28 Mental Health Disorders of Children & Adolescents
29 Mental Health Disorders of Older Adults
30 Mental Health Care for Survivors of Violence

App A Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
App B Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
App C Simplified Diagnosis for Tardive Dyskinesia (SD-TD)
Mary Ann Boyd PhD, DNS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Professor Emerita
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois
Clinical Faculty
St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri