Psychosocial Nursing: Care of Physically Ill Patients & Their Families
This book addresses the nursing management of a patient's psychosocial response to both chronic and acute physical illness, traumatic injury, loss ... Show synopsis This book addresses the nursing management of a patient's psychosocial response to both chronic and acute physical illness, traumatic injury, loss and grief. Care of the patient's family receives compassionate focus as well. Powerful coverage of varied areas of care provide not only the latest developments in traditional approaches, but also the most current alternative approaches deemed effective in meeting the emotional, spiritual and physical care of an individual patient. New chapters in this edition address: stress and its effects on the body; the two most common outcomes of ineffective coping, anxiety and depression; clinical specialties, including oncology and hospice, pain management, home care, emergency room, maternal-child, pediatric/adolescent, general medical-surgical, and older adult; the challenges of multicultural nursing; therapeutic touch (TT); holism and its interactive effects on health and illness, including "complementary" therapeutic options.