Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Basic Concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 8e

Basic Concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 8th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Louise Rebraca Shives presents succinct, yet comprehensive coverage of topics for the short or integrated psychiatric-mental health course. The book has been updated for currency and retains key features that have been well-received in previous editions, specifically self-awareness prompts, clinical examples, and recurring boxes.

Content is organized in a progressive manner. Unit I begins with general information about psychiatric-mental health nursing. Unit II addresses special psychosocial issues. Unit III addresses components of the nurse-client relationship. Unit IV focuses on interactive therapies. Unit V discusses special treatment modalities.

Unit VI includes a discussion of clients with psychiatric disorders including application of the nursing process. Unit VII focuses on special populations including application of the nursing process. ritical thinking prompts that encourage students to consider how issues from their own personal biases or experiences could affect their practice, or areas in which they may struggle to understand certain aspects of psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, and to explore and discuss ways to address these issues.

Recurring boxes summarize the major clinical symptoms and diagnostic characteristics associated with specific psychiatric mental health disorders incorporating the DSM-IV-TR criteria; highlighting examples of North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) nursing diagnoses for specific disorders; providing examples of client outcomes for specific disorders; highlighting features such as Med Alerts, assessment or screening tools, subtypes of a specific disorder, and nursing interventions; and addressing supporting evidence for practice.

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