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

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  • File Size: 49376 KB
  • Print Length: 864 pages
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  • Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (March 12, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H8P6NPQ
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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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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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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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The 3 paragraphs this book has about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia contain underrepresented, inaccurate descriptions of the specific learning disorders. This should not be the case for a mental health book. This book claims that the majority of these "learning disorders" are in 5% of average kids, 25% with (unidentified) special needs. The author claims the disorder is associated with "lower family education, poverty, and male gender" (p 189). Dyslexia is hereditary, which is often why the family may have a lower education or be impoverished. The hereditary element would be an extremely important fact to include in the book; if an adult is dyslexic, they have a 50% chance of their offspring having dyslexia. Further, the adult with dyslexia likely has no idea he or she is dyslexic due to the fact that states are only now passing legislature require school screenings, and books like these give inaccurate and under-represented.

Although the side effects, listed here are mostly accurate, they will be lessened if we can actually educate our medical professionals and teachers with accurate information, so that these kids can be identified and get the help they need! The author should reference that these kids with dyslexia, dyscalculia, & dysgraphia are intelligent, though they have difficulties decoding from paper. Halter makes it sound like they are unintelligent, they come from poor families, and most of them have a whole slew of problems. This is completely inaccurate. Dyslexics are highly intelligent, usually excel in art, building, or. athletics, though show poorly on paper, with reading difficulties which becomes more apparent by 3rd grade.

Halter should also recommend Orton-Gillingham based training for these kids.
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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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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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By Dcat on June 13, 2015
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Required text for nursing school. It was just okay. I did not do very well in this subject. Psych is a difficult subject for me and the book was not engaging enough to increase my interest. I would not say that the book is useless because I am keeping the book to use as a reference should future need arise.
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This book is required for my nursing program, and I don't find it that helpful. It doesn't prepare well for the NCLEX exam, and there are typos throughout. Also a lot of "fluff" and not enough content related to pt. care.
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