Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing,
Edition 1
By Gail Wiscarz Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publication Date: 05 Oct 2012
Natural resources are under huge pressure due to human population growth and societal change. As a result, rational use of resources and efficient reduction of pollutants have become critical. Chemistry occupies a key position in improving efficiency and reducing pollution. Efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes to exploit resources are in demand. Resource Chemistry defines the concepts and principles of resource chemistry and highlights significant advances. The book introduces recent achievements in natural and non-natural resources utilization through chemical science and technology. First, the title describes resource distribution and defines resource chemistry and related chemical methods for resource utilization. It then describes the four main natural resources available for use: energy, minerals, water, and plants. The book considers re-utilization of non-natural resources, such as chemical by-products. Finally, the book considers some future developments and challenges awaiting resource chemistry. The title provides comprehensive coverage of current resource chemistry, as well as mapping the frontiers of this important field.

Key Features

•- Defines the principles of resource chemistry in environmental context
•- Asks how chemistry can improve resource utilization
•- Highlights the application of chemical processes for natural and non-natural resource utilization
•- Describes recent developments in and maps the frontiers of resource chemistry
•- Takes an interdisciplinary approach, of use to a broad-range of research fields
About the author
By Gail Wiscarz Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Table of Contents

Unit One: Principles of Psychiatric Nursing Care

1. Roles and Functions of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Competent Caring

2. Therapeutic Nurse-Patient Relationship

3. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of Psychiatric Nursing Care

4. Evidence-Based Psychiatric Nursing Practice

5. Biological Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

6. Psychological Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

7. Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

8. Legal and Ethical Context of Psychiatric Nursing Care

9. Policy and Advocacy in Mental Health Care

10. Families as Resources, Caregivers, and Collaborators

11. Implementing the Nursing Process: Standards of Practice and Professional Performance

Unit Two: Continuum of Care

12. Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

13. Crisis and Disaster Intervention

14. Recovery Support

Unit Three: Applying Principles in Nursing Practice

15. Anxiety Responses and Anxiety Disorders

16. Psychophysiological Responses and Somatoform and Sleep Disorders

17. Self-Concept Responses and Dissociative Disorders

18. Emotional Responses and Mood Disorders

19. Self-Protective Responses and Suicidal Behavior

20. Neurobiological Responses and Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

21. Social Responses and Personality Disorders

22. Cognitive Responses and Organic Mental Disorders

23. Chemically Mediated Responses and Substance-Related Disorders

24. Eating Regulation Responses and Eating Disorders

25. Sexual Responses and Sexual Disorders

Unit Four: Treatment Modalities

26. Psychopharmacology

27. Behavior Change and Cognitive Interventions

28. Preventing and Managing Aggressive Behavior

29. Somatic Therapies

30. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

31. Therapeutic Groups

32. Family Interventions

Unit Five: Treatment Settings

33. Hospital-Based Psychiatric Nursing Care

34. Community-Based Psychiatric Nursing Care

Unit Six: Special Populations in Psychiatry

35. Child Psychiatric Nursing

36. Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

37. Geropsychiatric Nursing

38. Care of Survivors of Abuse and Violence

39. NEW! The Military and Their Families

40. Psychological Care of Patients with a Life-Threatening Illness


A: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

B: Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)



Book details
ISBN: 9788131235065
Page Count: 232
Retail Price : £44.56
KEYWORDS: Environment, green chemistry, clean chemistry, bioprocess engineering, chemistry of water, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, sustainability, clean-energy, mineral resources, water resources, pollutant, pollution, pollution re-utilization, natural resources, non-natural resources, reprocessing, recycling, waste