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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Adaptation and Growth


Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



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This Fourth Edition presents the principles and practice of psychiatric nursing in an adaptation and growth framework, integrated through a nursing process format. Highly visual and readable, the text covers major disorders, treatments, and psych-related topics of concern throughout the lifespan. Text features include: Therapeutic Dialogues, Nursing Care Plans, Case Studies, Case Study-based Questions for Class Discussion and Clinical Pathways. The fourth edition -- based on the DSM-IV -- places increased focus on psychopharmacology, nursing care plans incorporating outcome based care, and increased coverage of community-based care. New study aidsinclude end-of-chapter review questions and critical thinking questions. Four new chapters, Mental Health Promotion, Alternative Therapies, Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, and Dissociative Disorders. Plus a free computer disk containing information on over 60 psychotropic drugs is included.

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