Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
This text provides an overview of psychiatric illness and altered mental health, with emphasis on the psychiatric problems commonly seen in patients in nonpsychiatric care settings. It enables the LPN student to learn how to speak with patients, interpret their communication, assess and identify abnormal behaviors, and assist with expected treatment protocols.
-- A well-written and engaging introduction to nursing education and to nursing as a profession that will promote students' enthusiasm for the study and practice of nursing
-- Presents the essential personal/vocational relations content taught in LPN/LVN programs in the United States and Canada, including student and professional skills, communication techniques, nursing history, ethical and legal issues, introduction to the health care system, and issues and trends
-- Subjects covered include caring, empowerment, nurse as advocate, leadership/management issues, teamwork, critical thinking, and cultural diversity in nursing education and practice
-- Interactive approach to subject accomplished through case studies, learning activities, and personal vignettes
-- All pages are perforated and allow case studies and other exercises to be assigned as homework and handed in
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Developmental Psychology Throughout
Sociocultural Influences on Mental Health
Coping and Defense Mechanisms
Nursing Process in Mental Health
Treating Mental Health Alterations
Appendix B Partial Listing of Agencies That Help
Appendix E Standards of Nursing Practice