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!
- 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! 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.
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