Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications

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F.A. Davis, 2001 - Medical - 681 pages
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This new edition combines Townsend's Pocket Guide and selected drug classifications with the associated drug data from Townsend's Drug Guide into one accessible reference.
-- Discusses seven major psychotropic drug classifications that cover antianxiety agents, antidepressants, antimanic agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and central nervous system stimulants
-- Five chapters added that cover HIV disease, homelessness, psychiatric home nursing care, forensic nursing, and complementary therapies
-- Each chapter covers a specific group of DSM IV disorders including: definition, predisposing factors, and symptomatology
-- Each nursing diagnosis includes the definition, etiologies, defining characteristics, goals/objectives, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria
-- Each drug class includes general pharmacologic data, representative drugs from a given drug class, nursing diagnoses, and nursing implications

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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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