Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-based Practice

New DSM-5 Content! Whether it’s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that’s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing – in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It’s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use. Completely revised, the 6th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge in the field and the practice of mental health nursing today, including DSM-5, NANDA-I 2012-2014, and QSEN. It features: taxonomy and diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 as well as internet references for each DSM-5 diagnosis; Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) activities with guidelines for attaining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to fulfill the initiative’s core competencies; the unique continuity and clarity of the voice of a single author; and, emphasis on holistic nursing to emphasize the physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of psychiatric/mental health nursing. EXPANDED! Six new interactive scenarios online at DavisPlus…Schizophrenia, Anorexia, Bulimia, PTSD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. New: chapter on Military Families; six “Communication Exercises” boxes with clinical scenarios to practice communication skills with clients; a list of movies at the end of most diagnostic chapters, reinforcing what is discussed in the textbook and demonstrating conditions and behaviors students may not encounter in clinical; and, chapter on “The Recovery Model” in the Interventions unit and additional content on the Recovery Model in chapters on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. UPDATED! All nursing diagnoses current with the NANDA-I 2012 -2014 Nursing Diagnoses Definitions and Classifications.


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