New Edition
Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care,
Edition 7 An Interprofessional Approach
By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN and Christina A. Fratena

Publication Date: 04 Mar 2022

Get easy-to-use guidelines to psychiatric nursing care in this quick clinical reference! Varcarolis' Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care, 7th Edition provides an interprofessional approach to care based on patient problems and the latest DSM-5 criteria. It helps you plan evidence-based, individualized nursing care for a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community care. Clear, concise coverage focuses on the nursing process, summarizing topics from disorders and psychiatric crises to psychopharmacology. From noted educators Margaret Jordan Halter and Christina A. Fratena, this manual is a perfect clinical reference companion for creating psychiatric nursing care plans.

Key Features

  • DSM-5-based psychiatric diagnoses, criteria, and organization help you with accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients.
  • Clinical coverage of major psychiatric disorders simplifies often-complex material to the essentials.
  • Prioritized care plans for psychiatric nursing diagnoses include assessment findings/diagnostic cues, nursing diagnosis, etiology, outcome criteria, and interventions with rationales.
  • Chapters on psychopharmacology provide essential information on drugs such as antipsychotics and antidepressants.
  • Coverage of brain stimulation therapies includes electroconvulsive therapy and vagus nerve stimulation.
  • Assessment guides include tables, charts, and questionnaires to help with patient diagnosis and care.

New Features

  • 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.
  • NEW! Updated guidelines promote evidence-based practice for psychiatric nursing care.
  • NEW! Current FDA-approved medications and biological treatments include brain stimulation therapies for psychiatric disorders and conditions.
  • NEW! Additional information is provided on opioids, the opioid overdose crisis, and implications for psychiatric nursing care.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of the role of technology in psychiatric care includes telepsychiatry, social media, and websites.
  • NEW appendix outlines up-to-date complementary and alternative approaches to patient care.
About the author
By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Editor, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care,Former Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio,Former Faculty,Malone College, Canton, Ohio; University of Akron, Akron, Ohio,The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,Former Associate Dean, Ashland University, Mansfield, Ohio and Christina A. Fratena
Table of Contents

Part I Foundations for Psychiatric Nursing Care

  1. The Nursing Process
  2. Therapeutic Relationships
  3. Therapeutic Communication
  4. Part II Nursing Care

  5. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  6. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  7. Bipolar Disorders
  8. Depressive Disorders
  9. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  10. Trauma-Related Disorders
  11. Eating Disorders
  12. Sleep Disorders
  13. Substance Disorders
  14. Neurocognitive Disorders
  15. Personality Disorders
  16. Part III Psychiatric Crises

  17. Dying, Death, and Grief
  18. Suicide
  19. Crisis Intervention
  20. Anger, Aggression, and Violence
  21. Family Violence
  22. Sexual Violence
  23. Part IV Psychopharmacology

  24. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Medications
  25. Antipsychotics
  26. Mood-Stabilizers
  27. Antidepressants
  28. Antianxiety Medications
  29. Sleep Promoting Medications
  30. Substance Use Disorder Medications
  31. Neurocognitive Medications
  32. Part V Nonpharmacological Approaches

  33. Psychotherapeutic Models
  34. Brain Stimulation Therapies


Appendix A- Mental Status Assessment

Appendix B -Assessment Tools

Appendix C-Development Stages

Appendix E-DSM-5 Medical Diagnoses


Book details
ISBN: 9780323793056
Page Count: 536
Illustrations : 15 illustrations
Retail Price : £42.99

Students in undergraduate (ADN and BSN) psychiatric nursing courses