Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Clinical Learning Outcomes Apply taxonomy structures to patient specific situations including the development of nursing diagnosis. Identify signs and symptoms characteristic of each major disorder. Evaluate the degree of evidence-base available to support common psychiatric nursing actions. Implement evidenced-based care for patients with psychiatric disorders. Prioritize crisis intervention care practices with patients with psychiatric disorders. Assess patient potential for violence including suicide and homicide. Develop and implement suicide prevention strategies.
Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th Edition , uses a balanced nursing-medical approach to cover all of the most common disorders and treatments. The text's full-color illustrations and straightforward style help you make sense of challenging material. Complete coverage of the nursing process features the six-step problem-solving method and how to put it into practice. Nursing care plans provide care guidelines for each plan and include a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation. Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client.