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Mental Health Nursing Care



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Mental Health Nursing Care by Linda Eby
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Completely updated in a new 2nd edition, this book remains a practical guide to applying the nursing process to the care of clients with psychiatric disorders and general clients with psychosocial issues teaches psychiatric-mental health nursing as it is really practiced. Nursing Care is presented in the five-step nursing process format and emphasizes the scope of practice for the LPN/LVN. Rationales after each nursing intervention explain why the action is important and support evidence-based nursing process. Readers are encouraged to develop empathy for clients and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of client care. Case studies, client examples, and statements from clients in their own words help readers understand psychiatric and psychosocial nursing practice. Additional NCLEX-PN exam preperation is included in this new edition including test taking tips, NLCEX-PN style questions, and critical thinking care maps for complete success in your career as an LPN or LVN!

Table of Contents

Unit I Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Chapter 1 Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness Chapter 2 Ethical and Legal Issues Chapter 3 Personality Theory Chapter 4 Mentally Healthy Nursing Chapter 5 The Nurse-Client Relationship and Communication Chapter 6 Stress and Coping Chapter 7 Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology Unit II Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Disorders Chapter 8 Schizophrenia Chapter 9 Mood Disorders Chapter 10 Personality Disorders Chapter 11 Anxiety Disorders Chapter 12 Substance Abuse and Dependency Unit III Nursing Care of Clients with Disorders Related to Development Chapter 13 Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Chapter 14 Eating Disorders Chapter 15 Dementia and Cognitive Disorders Unit IV Special Topics in Mental Health Nursing Chapter 16 Violence and Abuse Chapter 17 Psychosocial Issues in General Client Care Appendix I: Answers and Critical Thinking Discussion Appendix II: Mental Status Assessment Forms Appendix III: 2007-2008 NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses References and Resources Glossary Index

Author Biography

Linda Eby, RN, MN Linda Eby received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from the Oregon Health and Science University. Her work experience includes being a staff nurse and nurse manager in critical care, a home health/hospice nurse, case manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist in clinical genetics, and a psychiatric mental-health nurse. She has consulted and taught workshops on the topics of promoting student success and reducing culture bias in nursing education. Linda currently teaches Psychiatric--Mental Health Nursing theory and clinical courses at Portland Community College. She is also Coordinator of the Nursing Student Success Program. This program promotes the success of nursing students who speak English as a nonnative language, immigrant students, students of color, academically disadvantaged students, and nontraditional students of nursing. Her greatest career accomplishment is contributing to the success of these inspiring students. She is Secretary of AFT-Oregon, state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and Vice President of the Portland Community College Faculty Federation. She has twin daughters, Kristine who was recently married to Jens Schrader and is continuing her studies at Portland State University, and Monica, an artist, art teacher, and art student at Marylhurst University (she really likes art). Linda is a nature and arts and crafts enthusiast and a good friend to her dogs Wendu and Charlie.
Release date Australia
January 23rd, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
Prentice Hall
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