This focused approach to psychiatric mental health provides you with an uncomplicated way to understand the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Inside you'll find two themes of psychiatric mental health nursing: the "How" of Communication and the "Why" of Evidence. You will also find easy-to-understand explanations of the research that applies to psychiatric nursing issues and how to incorporate this evidence into everyday care.
UNIT I: ESSENTIAL THEORETICAL CONCEPTS FOR PRACTICE * Practicing the Science and the Art of Psychiatric Nursing * Mental Health and Mental Illness * Theories and Therapies * Biological Basis for Understanding Psychopharmacology * Settings for Psychiatric Care * Legal and Ethical Basis for Practice UNIT II: TOOLS FOR PRACTICE OF THE ART * Nursing Process and QSEN: The Foundation for Safe and Effective Care * Communication Skills: Medium for All Nursing Practice * Therapeutic Relationships and the Clinical Interview UNIT III: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS * Stress and Stress-Related Disorders NEW! * Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders * Somatic and Dissociative Disorders * Personality Disorders * Eating Disorders * Mood Disorders: Depression * Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders * Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders * Neurocognitive Disorders * Substance Use and Addictive Disorders UNIT IV: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES * Crisis and Mass Disaster * Child, Partner, and Elder Violence * Sexual Violence * Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors * Anger, Aggression, and Violence * Care for the Dying and Those who Grieve UNIT V: COMMUNICATING WITH AND PLANNING CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DESCRETE NEEDS * Children and Adolescents * Adults * Older Adults