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Geropsychiatric and mental health nursing /
edited by Karen Devereaux Melillo, Susan Crocker Houde.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2011.
description
xiv, 533 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780763773595 (pbk.)
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imprint
Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2011.
isbn
9780763773595 (pbk.)
contents note
Introduction and overview of aging and older adulthood -- Geropsychiatric nursing as a subspecialty -- Comprehensive mental health assessment : an integrated approach -- Ethnic elders -- Mental health promotion -- Psychopharmacology -- Nursing assessment and treatment of depressive disorders of late life -- Nursing assessment and treatment of anxiety in late life -- Psychosis in older adults -- Substance abuse in older adults -- Delirium -- Nursing assessment of clients with dementias of late life : screening, diagnosis, and communication -- Nursing management of clients experiencing dementias of late life : care environments, clients, and caregivers -- Addressing problem behaviors common to late-life dementias -- Family caregiving -- Normal and disordered sleep in late life -- Pathological gambling among older adults -- Elder mistreatment -- End of life -- Social, health, and long-term care programs and policies affecting mental health in older adults -- Envisioning the future of geropsychiatric nursing.
catalogue key
7308975
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults who are experiencing common mental health and psychiatric problems of late life. This text features experts in geront
Main Description
Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults who are experiencing common mental health and psychiatric problems of late life.  This text features experts in gerontological nursing and geropsychiatric fields and provides essential information for advanced practice and professional nurses, As well as graduate and undergraduate nursing students.The Second Editionhas been completely revised and updated to include crucial areas such as assessment, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults. Case studies are now included in each chapter along with discussion questions. Additionally, The work of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative is presented in its entirety. The focus of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) is to improve the education of nurses For The care of elders suffering from depression, dementia and other mental health disorders. The collaborative effort will enhance extant competencies for all levels of nursing education, focusing on older adults with mental health/illness concerns. The competency statements developed for basic, graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education nursing programs are shared in the Appendix.
Main Description
Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Second Edition addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults experiencing common late life mental health and psychiatric problems. This text features experts in gerontological nursing and geropsychiatric fields and provides essential information for advanced practice and professional nurses, as well as graduate and undergraduate nursing students.The Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to include crucial areas like assessment, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults. New to this edition are case studies in each chapter in addition to discussion questions. This new edition also presents the work of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) in its entirety. The focus of the GPNC is to improve the education of nurses who care for elders suffering from depression, dementia, and other mental health disorders. The collaborative effort enhances extant competencies for all levels of nursing education, focusing on older adults with mental health/illness concerns. Shared in the Appendix are the competency statements developed for basic, graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education nursing programs.

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