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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Margaret Jordan Halter , Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Print ISBN-10: 1455728861
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-1455728862
  • Edition: 7
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Book Description

The 7th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice.

  • UNIQUE! A conversational, user-friendly writing style helps you quickly grasp complex psychiatric mental health nursing concepts.
  • Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process.
  • Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
  • Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
  • Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use.
  • Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment.
  • Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal.
  • A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care.
  • Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting.
  • A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses.

    New content on integrative care -this content will cover patient centered medical homes, integrated care clinics and the role of advanced practice nurses in psychiatric care

    *Relevant QSEN competencies will be introduced in Chapter One, Mental Health and Mental Illness, and will be integrated throughout the text. A common sense, and how it applies to practice, approach will be used to highlight the competencies relevant to psych nursing care such as safety, communication, evidence based practice and others.

    * Include more content and discussion on genetics as the basis for psychological disorders. Will consider a new chapter or add this content to Chapter 3, Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs

    *Enhance content on the health promotion and prevention of illness in pediatric patients

    *The author has secured a knowledgeable, expert contributor to develop meaningful, concept maps for the clinical chapters and we will work to revise our current concept map creator on Evolve to be more state of the art

    *Integrate the DSM-V to the extent that we know prior to publication to make our text as current as possible. DSM-V content is to be released in Spring 2013 while our text is in production. All relevant and updated NANDA content will be included as well

    * The number of photos and illustrations will be increased to add to the appeal of the text (per reviewer comments). One example is to include normal brain images in the clinical chapters that are also accompanied by an image demonstrating clinical pathology (eg: schizophrenia)

Product Details

  • File Size: 49376 KB
  • Print Length: 864 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (March 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H8P6NPQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars almost useless book February 21, 2014
By alen
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This book is filled with way too much "fluff" and does not include information needed to answer some of the questions at the end of the chapter or online at evolve.. Just like another reviewer said there are contradictions. There are typos. This book really does not prepare you for NCLEX style questions. They do not provide enough information on what a nurse should know and how to care for the patients. The review questions on evolve reference wrong pages, contain typos, omit important words so that the question makes sense, will occasionally mark correct answers wrong, and the majority of the questions, including the ones in the book, are memory based questions which do not help much for class exams, HESI, or NCLEX. If your school is using this book and you have no choice be prepared for a huge headache and get yourself a good NCLEX book
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly done December 26, 2013
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Didn't find this book helpful at all. The pages are filled with more "filler" than actually information. Also, they didn't do a very good job of editing the info. There are lots of contradictions within the same chapters. They also don't elaborate or go into detail on things that are important to know. Not happy, especially for the high price of this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I've heard that past editions were much better. October 31, 2013
By pooch
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Content could be a lot less dry for such an interesting field of study. I found some of the concepts lacking information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book October 14, 2013
By Nelly
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I like the way this book is structured. It is very easy to follow and to comprehend. I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars could've been better written August 13, 2014
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I like the format of the book. Compared to other nursing books, this one was very easy to read and digest. But I didn't like how vague it was. The index would tell you that you could find info on something on page A, for example. Turn to page A, and nothing you're looking for is there. If you have other options, go for a more detailed/ specific book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Book has way too much filler information. Do not reccomend.. was very disapointed with this textbook choice for my Psych Nursing course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a nursing student at SJSU February 11, 2014
By Crystal
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Super good book. easy to understand and my teachers pulled questions straight out of the evolve access that comes with this book. This is the first book I actually enjoy reading and is simple to process. doing my psych rotation, it's taught me alot so far. Also, doesn't come with ebook access that you get with most elsevier books. WTF MAN I BOUGHT A BRAND NEW BOOK SO YOU'RE GONNA JIP ME THE EBOOK VERSION?! oh well. evolve has the test bank questions. :]
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3.0 out of 5 stars Previous edition was sufficient January 15, 2015
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This book was required for my nursing class. Save yourself some money and get the older edition if your professor allows it, the chapters are not in the same order in older edition but covers the same information. Just look up chapters by title.
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