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Psychiatric Nursing, 6e [Paperback]

Norman L. Keltner EdD RN CRNP
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October 14, 2010 0323069517 978-0323069519 6

Learn the therapeutic skills you need for your role in psychiatric nursing care! Psychiatric Nursing uses a practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to care for patients with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse's three primary tools: themselves, medications, and the environment. Written by Norman L. Keltner, Carol E. Bostrom, and Teena McGuinness, each an educator and advanced practice nurse, this text covers the latest trends and treatments and provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care.

  • Unique! A practical three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management.
  • Unique! Norm's Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics.
  • Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that should be provided to patients and families.
  • Family Issues boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness.
  • Nursing care plans emphasize assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders.
  • Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies.
  • Clinical examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow.
  • Study Notes summarize each chapter's important content.
  • Critical thinking questions help you expand your clinical reasoning skills.
  • Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors chapter identifies risk factors associated with suicidality and various forms and characteristics of self-mutilation.
  • War Related Psychiatric Disorders chapter describes the symptoms and treatment options for posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury patients.
  • New approach for Introduction to Milieu Management chapter recognizes the shift of the therapeutic environment from inpatient units to community settings, plus nurses' changing roles.
  • New approach for Nutraceuticals and Mental Health chapter focuses on foods that provide health and medical benefits.
  • Student resources on the companion Evolve website include downloadable audio chapter summaries, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, psychotropic drug monographs, and learning activities.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 6 edition (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323069517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323069519
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook! June 8, 2013
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The author of this text has put a lot of effort into making these concepts easy to understand. He uses lots of great examples! Seller was great, too! Would recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and to the Point! April 17, 2013
By Syane
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I am really enjoying this book this quarter. The chapters are short and sweet. You can move along quickly and you are learning. There are few test questions on the evolve website, and that is mainly because the chapters are so small. I love this book! The 'Norm's Notes' are my favorite! Happy to have some 'light reading' this quarter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Required text February 6, 2013
By Andrew
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Bought for required reading, but actually really like. The chapters are short, easy to read, and have a summary of key points. I like the "Norm's Notes" feature too. Each section also has a really short clinical scenario that applies the information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Haven't used the book yet, but... January 2, 2014
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I ordered this book as brand new from amazon and I received it with a rip in the spine, not sealed by that film that NEW books come with. It had obviously been previously opened, not making it new. Sent it back for a replacement. I expected a brand new book, seeing as that's what I paid for. Really disappointed in amazon this time. :/
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