Offering coverage of important nursing and medical concepts, this text examines the stress-adaptation framework - a biospychosocial approach that emphasises the mental health continuum and curent coverage of psychobiology. This leads to discussion of psychopharmacology, which reflects the biological bent in modern psychiatry. In this sixth edition ...
Offering coverage of important nursing and medical concepts, this text examines the stress-adaptation framework - a biospychosocial approach that emphasises the mental health continuum and curent coverage of psychobiology. This leads to discussion of psychopharmacology, which reflects the biological bent in modern psychiatry. In this sixth edition, the clinical chapters on depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse have been revised to include medical diagnostic categories. The importance of working with the family is emphasized in a new chapter A new chapter covering the special issues involved in providing care in the home is also included, and should ill help prepare students for practice in this rapidly growing community setting. The book also includes a feature at the end of each chapter called "Your Internet Connection" and appendix listing the most helpful Web sites on the Internet.
New in new dust jacket. Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today's psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice.
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