Manual of psychiatric nursing skills /
Sudha C. Patel, Kim A. Jakopac.
Mississauga, Ont. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
xxi, 544 p.
144961356X (pbk.), 9781449613563 (pbk.)
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Mississauga, Ont. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
144961356X (pbk.)
9781449613563 (pbk.)
contents note
Basic concepts for psychiatric mental health nursing practice -- Therapeutic use of self -- Modification of the environment -- Interview techniques and the biopsychosocial nursing assessment -- Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships -- Leading psychoeducation groups -- Assessment and interventions for the client with severe anxiety -- Major depression -- Assessment of suicidal ideations, gestures, and attempts -- Assessment of bipolar disorders : acute manic phase -- Assessment of schizophrenia -- Restriction to locked seclusion and physical/mechanical restraints -- Administration & monitoring of the following psychotropic medications : antipsychotics -- Psychiatric emergencies -- Domestic violence and abuse -- Disasters.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
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.

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