Psychosocial Nursing for General Patient Care

  • ISBN 9780803617841

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This concise, quick-reference handbook addresses common psychosocial and psychiatric problems as they are most commonly encountered - in conjunction with a patient's medical problems. It's the resource your students can turn to identify symptoms of mental health disorders and know how to intervene quickly and effectively to keep patients safe.This title features: expanded content on dual diagnosis, emotional response to community disasters, preventing the escalation of violence, and alternative and complementary treatments; brand-new coverage of homeless with chronic illness and caring for patients in a disaster; new interventions focusing on new anti-psychotic medications; increased emphasis on debriefing in the Critical Incident boxes and Crisis; and, intervention sections.This title: focuses on psychosocial problems faced by nurses in multiple care settings - home care, nursing homes, residential care, outpatient, psychiatric home care, and the hospital; evaluates psychosocial responses to the stresses of illness, illness of a family member, hospitalization, or alterations in mental health, and provides clinically relevant interventions; begins each disorder or condition chapter with an overview of the problem, including a review of the current theories of causation, and proceeds to assessment, collaborative and nursing management, patient and family education information, charting and discharge planning guidelines, and nursing outcomes; and, includes chapters on culture and end-of-life care.
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