Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications

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F.A. Davis Company, 2007 - Medical - 616 pages
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Here's the 7th Edition of the most complete, easy-to-use resource on how to develop practical, individual care plans! It's really 2 books in 1. The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings…from inpatient hospitalization and the outpatient clinic…to home health and private practice.

- Organized by DSM-IV and NANDA Diagnoses.
- Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies ("Related to ..."), defining characteristics ("Evidenced by ..."), objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria.
- Each drug classification lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions.
- Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, antimanic agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and central nervous system stimulants.
- Indications, route, and dosage for individual drugs, not just for classifications.
- Insightful chapter on loss and bereavement.

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Psych nursing book

User Review  - emtmandy77 -

I found this book very helpful while developing nursing care plans during my psych rotation. I highly recommend this book for any nursing student as it only deals with psych nursing. Read full review

great pocketguide!

User Review  - girlygirl32 -

This is a small book that is easy to take to clinicals with a great reference in the back of mental health drugs. Will use time and time again! Read full review


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Mary C. Townsend is a Former Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Mental Health Nursing at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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