Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. Revised with the help of a readability expert, chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. New to this edition is coverage of neurobiology of the brain throughout the Major Disorders chapters, the latest DSM-5 guidelines, and coverage of trauma, pediatric mental health, major disorders, QSEN competencies, and more!
Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting.
Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field.
Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession.
Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications.
NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content.
NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes.
NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need.
NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.
UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY 1. Mental Health and Mental Illness 2. Theories and Therapies 3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology UNIT II: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE 4. Treatment Settings 5. Cultural Implications 6. Legal and Ethical Considerations UNIT III: PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS 7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care 8. Therapeutic Relationships 9. Therapeutic Communication 10. Stress Responses and Stress Management UNIT IV: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS 11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 13. Bipolar and Related Disorders 14. Depressive Disorders 15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 16 Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders 17. Somatic Symptom Disorders 18. Eating and Feeding Disorders 19. Sleep-Wake Disorders 20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias 21. Impulse Control Disorders 22. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 23. Neurocognitive Disorders 24. Personality Disorders UNIT V: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS 25. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury 26. Crisis and Disaster 27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence 28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence 29. Sexual Assault UNIT VI: INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS 30. Dying, Death, and Grieving 31. Older Adults 32. Serious Mental Illness 33. Forensic Nursing UNIT VII: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES 34. Therapeutic Groups 35. Family Interventions 36. Integrative Care Appendix A NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses and Definitions 2012-2014