Synopses & Reviews
Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for learning the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book approaches this topic with a unique perspective that will immediately engage and educate readers by utilizing excerpts from literature movie clips and classic art to convey the actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. Coverage includes the scientific basis for major conditions and disorder types such as anxiety depression mania and schizophrenia followed by therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client the client who abuses chemical substances and survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. An important chapter on self-care for the nurse provides much needed information about taking care of oneself to sustain professional ability. Comprehensive in its scope and one-of-a-kind in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the realities of psychiatric nursing care.
'The stories, poems, art, etc. help students get a clearer understanding of the plight of the mentally ill. It also addresses the problem of differences in learning styles. Some students may learn more effectively by reading the stories; whereas, another student may learn more effectively by looking at the artwork, watching the movies, or reading poems. - Lola Lehman, MSN, RN, Southeast Missouri State University
Building knowledge and fostering empathy simultaneously, no other book captures nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders quite like Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. The distinctive approach of this text is unrivaled, as it utilizes excerpts from literature, movie clips, and classic art to convey actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. The scientific basis of disease is presented for a thorough collection of conditions and disorder types, such as anxiety, depression, mania, and schizophrenia; as well as therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client, the client who abuses chemical substances, and survivors of violence or abuse. Comprehensive in scope and unique in delivery, this title presents the reality of psychiatric nursing care.
About the Author
Noreen Cavan Frisch, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Victoria.Lawerence E. Frisch, Author Affiliation: University of Victoria
Table of Contents
Unit I. Foundations for Practice, Chapter 1- Through the Door: Your First Day in Psychiatric Nursing, Chapter 2- Psychiatric Nursing: Evolution of a Specialty, Chapter 3- Theory as Basis for Practice, Chapter 4- Neuroscience as a Basis for Practice, Chapter 5- Diagnostic Systems for Psychiatric Nursing, Chapter 6- Tools for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Communication, Nursing Process, and the Nurse-Client Relationship, Chapter 7- Cultural and Ethnic Considerations, Chapter 8- Epidemiology of Mental Health and Illness, Chapter 9- Ethical and Legal Bases for Care, Chapter 10- Self-Care for the Nurse, Unit II. Clients with Psychiatric Disorders, Chapter 11- The Client Undergoing Crisis, Chapter 12- The Client Experiencing Anxiety, Chapter 13- The Client Experiencing Schizophrenia, Chapter 14- The Client Experiencing Depression, Chapter 15- The Client Experiencing Mania, Chapter 16- The Client Who Is Suicidal, Chapter 17- The Client Who Abuses Chemical Substances, Chapter 18- The Client with a Personality Disorder, Chapter 19- The Client Experiencing a Somatoform, Factitious, or Dissociative Disorder, Chapter 20- The Client with Disorders of Self-Regulation: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Unit III. Special Populations, Chapter 21- The Physically Ill Client Experiencing Emotional Distress, Chapter 22- Forgotten Populations: The Homeless and the Incarcerated, Chapter 23- The Child, Chapter 24- The Adolescent, Chapter 25- The Elderly, Chapter 26- Survivors of Violence or Abuse, Unit IV. Nursing Interventions and Treatment Modalities, Chapter 27- Pharmacology in Psychiatric Care, Chapter 28- Individual Psychotherapy, Chapter 29- Family Therapy, Chapter 30- Group Therapy, Chapter 31- Community Mental Health Nursing, Chapter 32- Complementary and Somatic Therapies, Chapter 33- Friday Night at the Movies, Chapter 34- How to Use the Internet to Research Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing