Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing,
Edition 8 A Clinical Approach
By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN

Publication Date: 23 Oct 2017

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Description

Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! awarded second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Category. User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. Revised with the help of a readability expert, chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. New to this edition is coverage of neurobiology of the brain throughout the Major Disorders chapters, the latest DSM-5 guidelines, and coverage of trauma, pediatric mental health, major disorders, QSEN competencies, and more!

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • 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.
About the author
By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Table of Contents

UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY

1. Mental Health and Mental Illness

2. Theories and Therapies

3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

UNIT II: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE

4. Treatment Settings

5. Cultural Implications

6. Legal and Ethical Considerations

UNIT III:  PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS

7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care

8. Therapeutic Relationships

9. Therapeutic Communication

10. Stress Responses and Stress Management

UNIT IV: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS

11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

13. Bipolar and Related Disorders

14. Depressive Disorders

15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

16 Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders

17. Somatic Symptom Disorders

18. Eating and Feeding Disorders

19. Sleep-Wake Disorders

20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias

21. Impulse Control Disorders

22. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

23. Neurocognitive Disorders

24. Personality Disorders

UNIT V: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS

25. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

26. Crisis and Disaster

27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence

28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence

29. Sexual Assault

UNIT VI:  INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

30. Dying, Death, and Grieving

31. Older Adults

32. Serious Mental Illness

33. Forensic Nursing

UNIT VII: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES

34. Therapeutic Groups

35. Family Interventions

36. Integrative Care

Appendix A      NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses and Definitions 2012-2014

Book details
ISBN: 9780323389679
Page Count: 24
Illustrations: Approx. 135 illustrations (135 in full color)
Retail Price: €77.99