Psychiatric Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Care

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F.A. Davis, 1998 - Medical - 532 pages
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-- Contains 36 care plans that help nurses and nursing students identify appropriate nursing diagnoses and prioritize nursing interventions in the care of the psychiatric client within both community and institutional settings
-- Includes critical pathways for major psychiatric disorders
-- Includes the latest DSM IV, including the 1997 coding changes, and the newest ANA Psychiatric Standards of Care
-- Includes DRG estimated length of stay for acute disorders, and each care plan lists related concerns/potential complications
-- Each care plan includes DSM IV definitions, etiologic theories, client assessment data base, diagnostic studies, nursing priorities, discharge goals, nursing diagnosis statements, desired client outcomes, and collaborative and independent interventions with rationales
-- Focuses on wellness and uses a decision-making model to apply the nursing process to psychiatric clients and their significant others, including members of their extended families
-- Includes five critical pathways (care maps) to illustrate how to plan care in case management situations

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PLANNING CARE WITH NURSING DIAGNOSIS
13
SUMMARY
21
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Clinical Specialist, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Adjunct Faculty, Beth-El College, Colorado Springs, CO.

Nurse Consultant, TNT-RN Enterprises, Colorado Springs, CO

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