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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

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    ISBN: 9781449613563

Sudha C Patel, Kim A Jakopac

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

Table of Contents:

Unit I  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice and Nursing Process
  Chapter 1  Basic Concepts for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit II  Therapeutic Communication and Building a Safe Environment
  Chapter 2  Therapeutic Use of Self
  Chapter 3  Modification of the Environment
  Chapter 4  Interview Techniques and the Biopsychosocial Nursing Assessment
  Chapter 5  Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
  Chapter 6  Leading Psychoeducation Groups
  Chapter 7  Assessment and Interventions for the Client with Severe Anxiety
Unit III  Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Skills for Assessment and Interventions
  Chapter 8  Major Depression
  Chapter 9  Assessment of Suicidal Ideations, Gestures, and Attempts
  Chapter 10  Assessment of Bipolar Disorders: Acute Manic Phase
  Chapter 11  Assessment of Schizophrenia
  Chapter 12  Restriction to Locked Seclusion and Physical/Mechanical Restraints
  Chapter 13  Administration & monitoring of the following Psychotropic Medications: Antipsychotics
Unit IV  Crisis Intervention Skills
  Chapter 14  Psychiatric Emergencies
  Chapter 15  Domestic Violence and Abuse
  Chapter 16  Disasters
Appendix A  Ego Defense Mechanisms
Appendix B  Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages
Appendix C  Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
Appendix D  Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive (Intellectual) Development
Appendix E  Interpersonal Process Recording Form
Appendix F  Stress Management/Self-Care Exercises
Appendix G  Glossary
Appendix H  Nursing Care Plan

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