Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Clinical Tools, and Psychopharmacology, 2e

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This handy pocket guide is designed to assist in the assessment of psychiatric nursing clients, the formulation of nursing diagnoses, and the design of psychiatric nursing care plans. The book contains practical, clinically oriented information students can carry with them as they visit the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting. It is also an excellent resource for the new graduate and/or practicing nurse.

  • Effectively covers all major disorders commonly encountered in the clinical setting.
  • Includes assessment guidelines (with signs and symptoms), assessment tools, and questions nurses should ask clients for each disorder.
  • Each care plan begins with a nursing diagnosis and includes Related To (Etiology), As Evidenced By (Assessment Findings/Diagnostic Cues), Outcome Criteria, Long-Term Goals, Short-Term Goals, and Interventions and Rationales.
  • Integrates psychopharmacology information for each disorder.
  • Features Client and Family Teaching boxes for easy reference and to ensure clear communication of the required care regiment.
  • Nurse, Client, and Family Resources include website addresses, association information, and additional resources for client teaching material, medication information, and support groups.
  • The new two-color design improves readability and overall design.
  • Revised chapter design presents sections consistently and makes essential information easier to identify.
  • Includes the most recent information in the field, including the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy and 2003-2004 NANDA nursing diagnoses.
  • A new chapter, Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client/Family Teaching, provides coverage of psychopharmacology in addition to the content found in each disorder chapter.
  • Drug tables in select chapters provide rapid access to psychotropic drug information.
  • DSM-IV-TR headings highlight medical diagnosis.
  • Revised and expanded client outcome sections include additional outcome criteria, long-term goals, and short-term goals for each diagnosis.
  • Additional content on forensic issues in psychiatric nursing is integrated throughout where appropriate.
  • Assessment tools are now grouped in Appendix D for easier reference. Assessment tools are referred to in the text where appropriate.
  • A helpful appendix of drug monographs features the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.
  • Focuses on practical, clinical information for providing client care in the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting.
  • User-friendly format allows for quick and easy access to information.

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