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

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

by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis RN, MA


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A pocket-sized clinical companion, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 4th Edition helps you assess psychiatric nursing clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, and design psychiatric nursing care plans. It offers quick and easy access to information on care in a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use.

Current coverage includes the latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
Clinically based information helps you provide patient care in a range of environments including the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.
Coverage of all major disorders includes those commonly encountered in a clinical setting.
A consistent format for each care plan includes a nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales.
Assessment tools such as tables, charts, and questionnaires are provided in an appendix for quick reference.
A Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching chapter describes the uses and workings of psychotropic agents.

The latest diagnostic information includes the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy with diagnostic criteria for mental disorders, to enable accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
Current psychiatric nursing guidelines are based on ANA's 2007 Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.
Updated 2009-2011 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses assist with accurate diagnoses by including the latest nursing diagnoses related to psychiatric nursing.
Updated drug information includes the latest on medications used with psychiatric patients, for optimal drug therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781437717822
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/22/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

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