Author: Edilma Yearwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. "I welcome, at long last, a book on global mental health targeted to nurses, the front-line health worker for billions of people around the world.? The roles that nurses can, and should, play in mental health care are diverse and this book addresses both well-trod as well as emerging concerns across the continuum of care from promotion to prevention to treatment. Importantly, at the heart of this diversity is the foundation of compassion and care, the hallmark of the nursing profession." – Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Psychiatric disorders have consistently been identified as serious and significant global burdens of disease, yet meeting the needs of people in mental distress has not often been a priority in health care. This important reference work sets out the knowledge base for understanding the state of mental health care globally, and translating that into effective practice. The Handbook provides a historical and contemporary context of mental health care, identifies and discusses evidence-based standards of care and strategies for mental health promotion and explores the need to deliver care from interdisciplinary and community-based models, placing these imperatives within a human rights and empowerment framework. It is made up of four core sections which look at: Key and emerging issues that affect global mental health practice and research, including the social context of health; Evidence-based health promotion strategies for major areas of practice internationally; A range of country studies, reflecting different problems and approaches to mental health and mental health care internationally; and What constitutes empowering practice. The only comprehensive work looking at global perspectives on mental health nursing, this is an invaluable reference for all students, academics and professionals involved in mental health research with an interest in global or cross-cultural issues.
Author: Sheila Grossman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Featuring brilliant art, engaging new case studies, and dynamic new teaching and learning resources, this 9th edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States is captivating, accessible, and student-friendly while retaining the comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage that has made it a market leader. The book’s unique emphasis on “concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Drawing on the expertise of new co-author Sheila Grossman, the Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive depth, while paring down content where appropriate and replacing descriptive content with striking art. (Approximately 600 illustrations are new or have been re-rendered in a consistent modern style.) Also new to this edition are advanced 3D narrated animations that address the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders, engaging unit-opening case studies that reinforce critical thinking and set the tone for the content to come, and a wide range of built-in study tools. Now, for the first time, Porth’s Pathophysiology is supported by PrepU, an adaptive learning system that help students learn more, while giving instructors the data they need to monitor each student’s progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
Author: Margaret Jordan Halter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics. Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting. Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations. Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession. Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications. NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content. NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes. NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need. NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.
Author: Alexander Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-04-05
The best book on the market for nurses preparing for the Progressive Care Certification Exam! This score-boosting new resource is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the PCCN blueprint, the book reflects the latest changes to test plan, so you can be confident you are studying the most timely, relevant material possible. With more than 1,200 Q&A, and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step review of all the must-know content, this is a true essential for anyone preparing for the exam. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exam, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify your weak areas. In addition, handy “Editor’s Notes” highlight what is important and gives you an idea of the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Features: • Vibrant two-color layout • Chapter ending Summaries encapsulate must-know information • Remediation for answers to practice exams • Boxes and sidebars highlight important information.
Author: Wolters Kluwer Health
Release Date: 2011-06-11
The fifth edition of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing maintains a strong student focus, presenting sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications across the treatment continuum. The chapters are short and the writing style is direct in order to facilitate reading comprehension and student learning. This text uses the nursing process framework and emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiologic theory, and pharmacology throughout. Interventions focus on all aspects of client care, including communication, client and family education, and community resources, as well as their practical application in various clinical settings. This new edition is supported with an ancillary package designed to assist instructors with course planning and execution, and student evaluation, and to assist students with comprehensive knowledge synthesis. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT Unit 1: Current Theories and Practice provides a strong foundation for students. It addresses current issues in psychiatric nursing as well as the many treatment settings in which nurses encounter clients. It discusses thoroughly neurobiologic theories, psychopharmacology, and psychosocial theories and therapy as a basis for understanding mental illness and its treatment. Unit 2: Building the Nurse–Client Relationship presents the basic elements essential to the practice of mental health nursing. Chapters on therapeutic relationships and therapeutic communication prepare students to begin working with clients both in mental health settings and in all other areas of nursing practice. The chapter on the client’s response to illness provides a framework for understanding the individual client. An entire chapter is devoted to assessment, emphasizing its importance in nursing. Unit 3: Current Social and Emotional Concerns covers topics that are not exclusive to mental health settings, including legal and ethical issues; anger, aggression, and hostility; abuse and violence; and grief and loss. Nurses in all practice settings find themselves confronted with issues related to these topics. Additionally, many legal and ethical concerns are interwoven with issues of violence and loss. Unit 4: Nursing Practice for Psychiatric Disorders covers all the major categories identified in the DSM-IV-TR. Each chapter provides current information on etiology, onset and clinical course, treatment, and nursing care. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing incorporates several pedagogical features designed to facilitate student learning: • Learning Objectives focus the students’ reading and study. • Key Terms identify new terms used in the chapter. Each term is identified in bold and defined in the text. • Application of the Nursing Process sections use the assessment framework presented in Chapter 8, so students can compare and contrast various disorders more easily. • Critical Thinking Questions stimulate students’ thinking about current dilemmas and issues in mental health. • Key Points summarize chapter content to reinforce important concepts. • Chapter Study Guides provide workbook-style questions for students to test their knowledge and understanding of each chapter. SPECIAL FEATURES • Clinical Vignettes are provided for each major disorder discussed in the text to “paint a picture” for better understanding. • Drug Alerts highlight essential points about psychotropic drugs. • Cultural Considerations sections appear in each chapter, as a response to increasing diversity. • Therapeutic dialogues give specific examples of nurse– client interaction to promote therapeutic communication skills. • Internet Resources to further enhance study are located at the end of each chapter. • Client/Family Teaching boxes provide information that help strengthen students’ roles as educators. • Symptoms and Interventions are highlighted for chapters in Units 3 and 4. • Sample Nursing Care Plans are provided for chapters in Units 3 and 4. • Self-Awareness features appear at the end of each chapter, which encourage students to reflect on themselves, their emotions, and their attitudes as a way to foster both personal and professional development ANCILLARY PACKAGE FOR THE FIFTH EDITION Faculty This fifth edition comes with a collection of ancillary materials designed to help you plan class and clinical learning activities and evaluate students’ learning. The Instructor Resource DVD-ROM contains information and activities that will help you engage your students throughout the semester, including • PowerPoint Slides • Image Bank • Test Generator Additional content and technology resources are available online at ThePoint —http://thepoint.lww.com—allowing instructors easy access to an extensive selection of materials for each chapter, including • Pre-lecture Quizzes • Discussion Topics • Written, Group, Clinical, and Web Assignments • Guided Lecture Notes • Online eBook • Journal Articles Students Free and bound in the book, the fifth edition DVD-ROM supplies the following learning tools: • Movie-Viewing Guides highlighting films depicting individuals with mental health disorders and providing students the opportunity to approach nursing care related to mental health and illness in a novel way. • Clinical Simulations on Schizophrenia, Depression, and the Acutely Manic Phase that walk students through case studies and put them in real-life situations. • Drug Monographs of commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs. These and other valuable student resources, including NCLEX-style psychiatric nursing questions designed to help students prepare to face exams armed with confidence and knowledge, are also available on ThePoint —http:// thepoint.lww.com. As always, I am grateful to all the nursing students who contribute to this book in more ways than they might imagine. Their continued questions and feedback guide me to keep this text useful, easy to read and understand, and focused on student learning. I want to thank the people at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their valuable assistance in making this textbook a reality. Their contributions to its success are greatly appreciated. I thank Jean Rodenberger, Katherine Burland, Laura Scott, and Cynthia Rudy for a job well done once again. My friends, Sheri and Beth, continue to listen, support, and encourage me in all that I do while keeping me from taking myself too seriously. And the women in my neighborhood who help me to laugh and enjoy life––their support is greatly appreciated.
Author: Ruth Elder
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-09-02
This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2013-05-22
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Release Date: 2003-05-27
Genre: Insanity (Law)
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5[trademark]), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10-plus years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings - inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5[trademark] is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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