Psychiatric Nursing

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Mosby, 1999 - Nurse and patient - 756 pages
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This popular book uses the unique model of psychotherapeutic management. Comprised of three components, the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, psychopharmacology, and milieu management, the model takes a practical, clinical approach to nursing by combining clinical realities with nursing school theory. The third edition features a soft-cover and reader-friendly approach, with new student worksheets and perforated drug cards, making this book a most effective learning tool.

* Each chapter begins with learning objectives to highlight important concepts. * Family issues boxes explain families' concerns when dealing with mental illness. * Clinical examples drawn from the authors' own experience provide realistic illustrations of specific content. * Detailed case studies of psychiatric disorders help the student understand various nursing care strategies. * Psychopharmacology section contains drug side effects and nursing interventions. * Pharmacology boxes and tables are highlighted for emphasis. * Presents key terms in a boxed format for easy reference. * Lists key concepts at the end of each chapter to recap important content.

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