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.

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Verna Benner Carson, A.P.R.N., is the director of mental health for the assisted living and skilled nursing facilities of Erickson Retirement Communities. She was an associate professor of psychiatric nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing for twenty-one years. She is the author of seven books, including Parish Nursing and Spiritual Caregiving. She lives in Fallston, Maryland.

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