Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology

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A pocket-sized manual, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning: Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, and Psychopharmacology, 5th Edition is designed to assist in assessment, formulation of nursing diagnoses, and design of nursing care plans for patients with psychiatric disorders. It provides quick and easy access to the detailed and concrete information students and practicing nurses need to know as they care for patients in inpatient, community mental health, and home care settings. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use. The latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information keep you up-to-date with the most current information. Care plans containing nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long- and short-term goals, and interventions and rationales offer plans of care for a wide range of psychiatric nursing diagnoses. A focus on clinical information furnishes you with information on providing patient care in a range of settings. Assessment Guides, including tables, charts, and questionnaires facilitate patient diagnosis and care. A chapter on Major Psychotropic Interventions and Patient and Family Teaching, in addition to the content found in each disorder chapter, helps you better understand the uses and workings of the psychotropic agents. Coverage of major disorders exposes you to a wide range of disorders within psychiatric nursing. NEW! The most recent information in the field, including the DSM-5, supplies you with the latest diagnostic information available for accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients. NEW! 2007 ANA Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice familiarize you with the current guidelines for the practice of psychiatric nursing. NEW! Updated 2012-2014NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses present information on the latest nursing diagnoses related to psychiatric nursing. NEW! Updated medications equip you with the latest information on medications used with psychiatric patients.