Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications

Author: Mary C. Townsend

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  • ISBN: 9780803625068
  • Author: Mary C. Townsend
  • Publ Date: 2011-10-01
  • Edition: 8
  • Pages: 700
  • Imprint: F A DAVIS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 10129


Completely revised and updated throughout, the 8th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge and new medications in the field, including an expanded section on psychotropic medications that encompasses all of today's new drugs and the 2009-2011 content in the "NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II". This title features: Index of Client Behaviors with page numbers listed on inside covers; and Concept Mapping and the use of Care Map Plans introduced in Chapter 1. It is organized by DSM-IV and NANDA diagnoses. Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies ('Related to...'), defining characteristics ('Evidenced by...'), objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/ discharge criteria. Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, antimanic agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and central nervous system stimulants. Each drug classification lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions.


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