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Provides a presentation of current principles and practice of psychiatric nursing with a balance of theory and clinical application to help the student understand the whys and hows of psychiatric nursing practice.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release: 1998
File: 915 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015041779300

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This handy Pocket Guide is a practical clinical reference for both psychiatric nurses and nursing students. Organized according to the Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness, the guide provides an arsenal of clinical tools to help you carefully conceptualize, plan, and document nursing care actions. Initial chapters offer a refresher of basic psychiatric care planning concepts useful for any patient, in any treatment setting. The remainder of the book provides a troubleshooting guide to specific psychiatric nursing care problems with dozens of treatment plan summaries and various other tools for the biological and sociological assessment of patients. The new edition includes the latest ANA psychiatric nursing standards for nursing care; NANDA and DSM-IV-TR diagnoses to provide nursing and medical perspectives of care; new summary tables of evidence-based treatments and evidence-based algorithms; and the new information on psychotropic medications, somatic treatments, and alternative therapies.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release: 2001
File: 467 Pages
ISBN-13: 0323014755

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The book deals with situations which are handled by mental health nurses on a daily basis, and offers commentary and strategic help in crisis and risk management. Individual chapters address the particular issues faced in dealing with patients and clients with the most prevalent problems of mental health.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Tony Ryan
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release: 1999
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 0748733361

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The concept of "the craft of caring" dictates that the basis of good nursing practice is a combination of both art and science, encouraging nurses to take a holistic approach to the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Supported by relevant theory, research, policy, and philosophy, this volume reflects current developments in nursing practice and the understanding of mental health disorders. The book includes case studies of patients with anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder as well as victims of sexual abuse, those with an eating disorder, homeless patients, and those with dementia and autism.

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Genre: Medical
Author: William C. Orthwein
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2017-07-20
File: 780 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444166491

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Pharmacology

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Genre: Medical
Author: Anita Ward Finkelman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 1997
File: 607 Pages
ISBN-13: 0834209284

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Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics. A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components. An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback. Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care. A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing. A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process. Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses. Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Nursing Treatment Plan Summary tables present care plans including patient goals with nursing interventions and rationales. Patient Education Plan and Family Education Plan tables include key information that you need to share with the patient and his or her family to facilitate shorter hospital stays and more outpatient care. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes offer examples of nurse-patient interactions. Clinical examples include selected nursing diagnoses. Focus Points provide a comprehensive, point-by-point review of the important information in each chapter.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release: 2014-04-14
File: 832 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780323294126

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This handbook brings together authoritative contributions from leading mental health researchers, educators and practitioners to provide a comprehensive text for community mental health nurses in training and practice. In thirty-three chapters it covers a wide range of topics, from the history of the profession to current approaches to specific client groups, organised around three linked themes: professional context practice issues education and research. Each chapter includes a summary of key points and suggestions for further reading, and also includes useful appendices listing key professional and voluntary organisations, journals, Internet and mailing lists. The handbook reflects the diversity and scope of the role of the CMHN and recognizes the multidisciplinary and service user context in which nurses work. It is an essential text for CMHNs and mental health nurse educators, and offers a useful source of reference for allied professionals.

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Author: Michael Coffey
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2005-07-25
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134464487

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume will appeal to the multiple disciplines involved in assisting dementia patients and their families. It will also be useful for academic health care collections...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Understanding the role of dementia caregivers in different ethnic and cultural contexts is one of the most important skills that social workers should master. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals who work with Black and Latino families living with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is grounded in the interpretation and meaning of dementia in Black and Latino cultural heritages, and based on both a solid theoretical framework and the substantial research and clinical expertise of the authors. Detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention in ethnic-specific situations provide useful strategies that go beyond generic solutions. The text presents an overview of the epidemiology and clinical course of dementia with a focus on those forms of the disease most common to Blacks and Latinos. It addresses family care and role responsibilities in ethnic families and their theoretical, ethnic, and cultural foundations. Self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are discussed as modalities of choice. The text also considers financial and service delivery trends and use of technology, and provides detailed forms, documents, and dementia care resources. Numerous case studies will help readers to quickly put information into the context of real-world situations. Key Features: Provides concrete, targeted interventions for assisting ethnic family caregivers in confronting day-to-day issues Explains how and why self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are particularly useful for social work with ethnic family caregivers Offers detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention Includes problem-solving forms, documents, and additional dementia care resources Contains vivid supporting case studies in each chapter

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Delia J González Sanders, PhD LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release: 2011-12-20
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780826106780

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Based on Stuart & Sundeen's Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, this UK edition is geared toward practice for nurses in the UK. The first unit covers the principles of mental health nursing care including roles and functions, models of care, the therapeutic relationship, and the context in which mental health nursing care is practiced in the UK. Unit Two looks at where mental health nursing care is provided: at home, in day centers, in hospital settings. With the move toward care in the community emphasis is given to the continuity of care and this unit will reflect the needs of UK practitioners. Unit Three then applies these principles to practice and considers the nursing interventions for a range of mental health care needs of individuals due to a wide range of conditions. This unit also considers the main treatment interventions offered in the UK. Not available in the U.S

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Genre: Medical
Author: Sally Hardy
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release: 1997
File: 549 Pages
ISBN-13: 0723425906

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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Ruth Elder
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release: 2011-06-02
File: 498 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780729578776

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