Publication Year: 2012
Authors/Editor: O'Brien, Patricia G.; Kennedy, Winifred Z.; Ballard, Karen A.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 87
A comprehensive, easy-to-read introductory text for nursing students organized into three sections: Introduction to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Disorders, and Nursing Management of Special Populations.
Relying on evidence-based practice and incorporating case studies throughout, this unique text is the most comprehensive psychiatric mental health resource available.
- Features concept maps, including symptom maps and diagnoses, throughout the text
- Includes the most comprehensive nursing diagnoses and care plans and features rationales for all nursing interventions
- Reflects updated information on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as published by the American Psychiatric Association - Includes a Psychiatric-Mental Health Standards of Nursing Practice Appendix, as well as an Appendix of Common NANDA-I Diagnosis Used in Psychiatric Disorders
- Presents the information and values essential to the development of the targeted knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies designed for use in the pre-licensure level of nursing education
- Emphasizes neurobiology for all disorders to reflect the most recent updates in the field