Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
This textbook provides the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive information on psychiatric-mental health nursing. The theme of this book is ... Show synopsis This textbook provides the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive information on psychiatric-mental health nursing. The theme of this book is global mental health, with an emphasis on cultural competence, community, evidence-based nursing practice, and global issues of mental health care. The five units of this book focus on the theoretical basis for psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, the processes and competencies for effective care, the nursing care far clients with mental disorders, vulnerable populations, and various nursing intervention strategies. FEATURES *Using Research Evidence--demonstrates haw the reader can develop nursing interventions based on current research citations. *Nursing Self-Awareness--engages the reader in a process of introspection and self-inquiry. *Rx Communication--provides verbatim examples of possible responses to a client and the rationales far alternatives help the reader apply therapeutic communication principles. *Critical Thinking Challenges--begin each chapter with a case-based scenario that encourages readers to analyze an issue or an assertion related to the chapter topic.* Caring for the Spirit--reinforces the inter-connection of body, mind, and spirit far a holistic perspective. *Culture, Family, and Medication Icons--highlight content that develops cultural competence, includes the family as partners in psychiatric-mental health care, or relates to psychapharmacalagy. *Case Studies, Nursing Care Plans, DSM-IV-TR Classification, Client/Family Teaching, MediaLinks, and more! INTERACTIVE MEDIA RESOURCES *Free Student CD-ROM--an interactive program with NCLEX-style questions and rationales, an audio glossary, animations, video clips, and a link to the Companian Website. *Free Companion Website ... additional NCLEX-style review questions, critical thinking activities, case studies, care plan assignments, links to related resources, and more! *Online Course Companions for schools using course management systems such as, Blackboard, WebCT, and Course Compass.