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Keltner’s Psychiatric Nursing,
Edition 9
By Debbie Steele

Publication Date: 18 Jul 2022

Gain the skills you need to provide safe and effective psychiatric nursing care! Keltner’s Psychiatric Nursing, 9th Edition provides a solid foundation in the knowledge required to manage and care for patients with psychiatric disorders. It features a unique, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management emphasizing the nurse’s three primary tools: themselves and their relationship with patients, medications, and the therapeutic environment. New to this edition are Next Generation NCLEX® exam-style case studies to help you learn clinical judgment and prepare for success on the NCLEX. Known for its clear and friendly writing style, this text covers psychiatric nursing like no other book on the market.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management.
  • UNIQUE! Norm’s Notes offer personal, helpful tips from Norman Keltner — an expert educator and the book’s erstwhile author — in each chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each psychopathology chapter.
  • DSM-5 information is integrated throughout the text, along with new ICNP content.
  • Nursing care plans highlight the nurse’s role in psychiatric care, emphasizing assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders.
  • Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies.
  • Critical thinking questions help you develop clinical reasoning skills.
  • Family Issues boxes highlight the issues that families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that the nurse should provide to patients and families.
  • Learning resources on the Evolve website include lecture slides, psychotropic drug monographs, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions.

New Features

  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination-style case studies and NGN item types are included for five of the major mental health disorders, allowing you to apply clinical judgment skills.
  • NEW! Updated Clinical Examples discuss real-world situations relating to mental health.
  • NEW! COVID-19 resources and research includes information relevant to psychiatric nursing care.
  • NEW! International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) nursing diagnoses, from the International Council of Nurses, include straightforward, evidence-based terminology that is easily translatable across settings and disciplines.
About the author
By Debbie Steele
Table of Contents

UNIT I The Basics
1 Me, Meds, Milieu
2 Historical Issues
3 Legal Issues
4 Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior
5 Cultural Issues
6 Spirituality Issues
UNIT II You (Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship)
7 Models for Working With Psychiatric Patients
8 Learning to Communicate Professionally
9 Working With an Individual Patient
10 Working With Groups of Patients
11 Working With the Family
UNIT III Medication (Psychopharmacology)
12 Introduction to Psychotropic Drugs
13 Antiparkinsonian Drugs
14 Antipsychotic Drugs
15 Antidepressant Drugs
16 Antimanic Drugs
17 Antianxiety Drugs
18 Antidementia Drugs
19 Alternative Preparations and Over-the-Counter Drugs
UNIT IV Environment: Milieu Management
20 Introduction to Milieu Management
21 Variables Affecting the Therapeutic Environment: Violence and Suicide
22 Therapeutic Environment in Various Treatment Settings
UNIT V Putting It All Together(Psychopathology)
23 Introduction to Psychopathology
24 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
25 Depressive Disorders
26 Bipolar Disorders
27 Anxiety-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive, Traumaand Stressor-Related, Somatic, and Dissociative Disorders
28 Neurocognitive Disorders
29 Personality Disorders
30 Sexual Disorders and Gender Dysphoria
31 Substance Use Disorders
32 Eating Disorders
UNIT VI Special Populations
33 Survivors of Violence and Trauma
34 Children and Adolescents
35 Older Adults
36 Soldiers and Veterans




Book details
ISBN: 9780323791960
Page Count: 552
Illustrations : 60 illustrations (60 in full color)
Retail Price : £84.99
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