Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

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F.A. Davis Company, 1997 - Medical - 411 pages
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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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Contents

Ethics and
39
Developmental Psychology Throughout
59
Sociocultural Influences on Mental Health
87
Coping and Defense Mechanisms
97
Nursing Process in Mental Health
109
Treating Mental Health Alterations
131
Anxiety Disorders
175
Mood Disorders
189
Schizophrenia
217
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227
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233
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247
Bibliography
339
Appendix B Partial Listing of Agencies That Help
367
Appendix E Standards of Nursing Practice
385
Index 40
403

Personality Disorders
203
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Kathy Neeb, RN, BA is Instructor in the Practical Nursing Program Minneapolis Technical College Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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