Psychiatric Nursing, by Keltner, Norman L.
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- ISBN: 9780323039062 | 0323039065
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/11/2006
Psychiatric Nursing, 5th Edition focuses on the therapeutic skills needed by a psychiatric nurse. The psychotherapeutic management model emphasizes a three-pronged approach to psychiatric nursing provides the framework for the book and is presented clearly and understandably. The model takes a practical, clinical approach to nursing by integrating clinical realities with the theory taught in nursing schools, emphasizing those duties for which nurses are primarily responsible. A separate unit on the continuum of care discusses care settings and case management. An entire unit on pharmacology includes drug side effects, nursing interventions, and a new chapter on antidementia drugs. Each chapter begins with learning objectives to point students toward important concepts. Case studies in selected chapters help the student conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies. Includes family issues boxes in selected chapters that highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Includes clinical examples in the form of concise vignettes drawn from the authors own experience to provide realistic illustrations of specific content. New chapter on antidementia drugs provides up-to-date information on psychopharmacology for antidementia disorders. Updated DSM-IV-TR content based on the latest text revision. Putting It All Together headings identify the end-of-chapter psychopathology summary in each of the clinical chapters. Norms Notes, a direct student-to-author communication in the form of a post-it note, offers helpful tips for understanding difficult topics. Highlighting the Evidence boxes feature summarized research articles that demonstrate the effects of research on todays practice.