Hospital Discharge Criteria Realistic Client will : • Verbalize plans for the future ,
including absence of imminent suicidal intent or behavior . Verbalize plan for
seeking help ( a contract ) if suicidal thoughts become intensified or if thoughts ...
Author: Katherine M. Fortinash
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
This outstanding resource provides comprehensive and straightforward coverage of psychiatric nursing. Using a balanced nursing-medical approach, it presents strong baseline coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and related treatments, while continuing to focus on what psychiatric nurses actually do. The book weaves important themes throughout the text after introducing fundamental concepts early on. These areas include legal/ethical issues, research, growth/development, and cultural implications, as well as psychopharmacology, psychobiology, and communication. Takes a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions. Full color design makes the book visually appealing and engaging. Objectives, placed at the beginning of each chapter, emphasize the most important concepts. Key Terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter with page number references, and are highlighted in bold the first time they appear in the chapter narrative. DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes present the DSM-IV-TR criteria for particular disorders. Nursing Care Plans provide guidelines for care. Each care plan includes a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation. Clinical Alert boxes emphasize information critical to the safety or well-being of the client. Nursing Care in the Community boxes discuss community perspectives on various disorders and issues. Case studies, with detailed depictions of psychiatric disorders, help students conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies, and include critical thinking questions that promote independent investigation. Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Understanding and Applying Research boxes summarize research studies related to disorders and explain application to nursing interventions. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes present questions that should be included in the assessment of a particular disorder. Clinical Symptoms boxes summarize the symptoms that indicate a certain disorder. Collaborative Diagnoses boxes present DSM-IV-TR and NANDA diagnoses relevant for a certain disorder. Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize various modalities and interventions that are used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder. A bulleted Chapter Summary concludes each chapter, summarizing the most significant ideas to remember. A glossary at the end of the book provides concise definitions of key terms presented in the text. Includes a separate chapter on Psychobiology that covers basic neuroanatomy, as well as the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders. A separate chapter on Complementary and Alternative Therapies describes current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems, and demonstrates the importance of providing holistic nursing care. Completely updated content throughout, including the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy and 2003-2004 NANDA nursing diagnoses. Cultural Issues and Spirituality chapters combined to form Chapter 5: Cultural and Spiritual Issues. Three developmental chapters (Children and Adolescents, The Adult, and The Elderly) combined to form Chapter 8: Growth and Development Across the Lifespan. Therapies content combined to form Chapter 19: Interactive, Activity, and Electroconvulsive Therapies. Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Implications in Clinical Practice thoroughly revised with a more clinically relevant focus. Chapter 20: Psychopharmacology thoroughly revised to include up-to-date research and the newest drugs available for treatment of psychiatric disorders. Includes multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter for immediate reinforcement of chapter content. Answers are provided in Appendix D. Rationales for all critical thinking questions that end case studies are available on the book''s Evolve website. Content on family therapy has been increased throughout (e.g. Substance-Related Disorders and Eating Disorders chapters) in response to reviewer comments. New content on "designer" or "club" drugs added to Chapter 13: Substance-Related Disorders. Drug monographs, available on the Evolve website, provide information on the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.