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Offering a unique focus on communication skills, mental health promotion, and evidence-based, recovery-oriented nursing care of people with common mental health disorders, this concise and engaging text presents essential concepts in easy-to-understand language with multiple examples and explanations. Compelling case studies—supported by online videos that play out the scenarios in more depth—show students how to apply theory to specific patients, providing a seamless transition to the practice world. Emphasizing psychopharmacology, the recovery model, and DSM-5 throughout, this practical book will help students:
- Master essential psychiatric nursing concepts through Key Diagnostic Characteristics summaries, which describe diagnostic criteria, target symptoms, and associated findings for select disorders, adapted from theDSM-5 by the American Psychiatric Association.
- Hone an understanding of commonly prescribed medications for patients with mental health problems through Drug Profile boxes that complement text discussions of biologic processes associated with various mental health disorders.
- Develop a deeper understanding of mental health patients through case studiesinterwoven in the mental health disorder chapters that are brought to life by online videosof these case patients displaying these disorders.
- Prepare for effective practice through online Nursing Care Plans, most of which are based on the book’s case studies. These plans present clinical examples of patients with a particular diagnosis and demonstrate plans of care that follow patients through various diagnostic stages and care delivery settings.
Number of Pages: 561
Sub-Genre: Nursing / Psychiatric
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Author: Mary Ann Boyd
Street Date: January 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1613
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