Mental Health Nursing: The Nurse-patient Journey

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W.B. Saunders, 2000 - Medical - 1182 pages
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In addition to comprehensive coverage of all standard topics in psychiatric nursing, the New Edition of this groundbreaking text offers unparalleled insights into the human side of mental illness. It enables readers to empathize with psychiatric patients and treat them with dignity and understanding. A unique, holistic approach prepares readers to care for all of their patients' needs physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.This second edition contains new, one-of-a-kind appendices on patient/family teaching and spiritual interventions, clinical practice guidelines for home care, testimonials from mental health nurses in a full range of settings, new, full-color brain scan images that depict visible differences in the brains of patients with certain mental illnesses, and much more.
  • Combines the latest biological and psychopharmacological advances, proven psychodynamic approaches, and spiritual and cultural interventions to encourage consideration of the total person.
  • Integrates DSM-IV categories throughout and relates NANDA diagnoses to the psychiatric diagnoses.
  • Features new Snap Shotsconcise summaries of the nursing interventions for particular disorders.
  • Contains all-new full-color images demonstrating the visible differences in the brain of patients with various mental illnesses.
  • Offers new What Do You Think questions that encourage students to explore their own perceptions about mental health.
  • Includes new Home Care Clinical Practice Guidelines that illustrate the steps, stages, and treatment plans involved in a patients recovery from mental illness and introduces students to the multidisciplinary health care team.

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