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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice
Mary C. Townsend, DSN, APRN, BC, Clinical Specialist/Nurse Consultant, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Former Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Mental Health Nursing, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK.
Publisher: F.A. Davis Co
Nursing - Mental Health & Psychiatric

Assure that your students receive the psychiatric mental health knowledge they need with the text that’s still the most clearly written and student friendly. They’ll master an evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice that focuses on both biological and behavioral components. And, they’ll find all of the latest research studies, biological theories, and pharmacological data, as well as features designed to make complex concepts easier to grasp.

  • NEW! Clinical Pearl boxes highlight information important in the clinical setting.
  • NEW! Reformatted Nursing Care plans.
  • NEW! More in-depth explanations of nursing interventions appear in the DSM-IV chapters under Planning/ Implementation.
  • NEW! Patient Outcomes in the care plans presented as measurable shortand long-term goals.
  • NEW! Expanded Mental Status Assessment.
  • NEW! Spirituality content, a spiritual assessment tool and new coverage of the Arab-American.
  • NEW! Section on electronic documentation.
  • NEW! Bulleted summaries of Key Points at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW! Concept maps for ADHD.
  • NEW! Brain schematic for ADHD.
  • New and updated research articles for evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Updated concept maps, including one in the chapter, Nursing Process.
  • Updated brain schematics in text and animations on DavisPlus.
  • New and updated information on psychotropic drugs.
  • Consistently formatted Case Studies at the end of the disorder chapters.
  • Review questions and updated references and web sites at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW! Appendix for Controlled drug categories and pregnancy categories.

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    Book CD-ROM Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice (Book with CD-ROM), 4th Edition

    $54.95  

    Mary C. Townsend, DSN, APRN, BC, Clinical Specialist/Nurse Consultant, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Former Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Mental Health Nursing, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK.

    Format Hardcover
    Medium Book/CD-ROM Combo
    ISBN 9780803616110
    Copyright Year 2008
    Edition 4
    Length 727 Pages
    Illustrations 55 Illustrations

    Completely revised and updated, this resource provides an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing—in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders.

  • A new chapter, Cultural and Spiritual Concepts Relevant to Psychiatric Mental/Health Nursing.
  • New content on neurobiological processes. n New content on Concept Mapping.
  • New Concept Map Care Plans.
  • New Core Concepts boxes.
  • New schematic brain illustrations.
  • New and updated information on psychotropic medications.
  • New Medication Tables.
  • Updated Implications of Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes.
  • Updated NANDA terminology throughout.

  • ANA standards for clinical practice for DSM diagnoses and therapeutic interventions, as well as for aging individuals, bereaved individuals, and victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Sample Client Teaching Guides with information on psychotropic medications and psychiatric illnesses that are perfect for patient teaching and student review.
  • Care Plans for clients with DSM-IV-TR diagnoses, with interventions and rationales for commonly observed nursing diagnoses.
  • End-of-chapter Review Questions with answers in the back of the book. n Case Studies and exercises designed to stimulate students’ critical thinking.
  • Topics for Client/Family Education.
  • Classical, Contemporary and Internet References.


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