Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans

Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans

Book - 2003
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Now with a second color to highlight a new, friendly design, the fourth edition of this practical reference presents 48 consistent, comprehensive care plans to assist students and practitioners in providing effective psychiatric nursing care in a variety of settings. It includes a logical organization, clear presentation, consistent use of the nursing process, and a correlation of nursing and medical diagnoses. Grounded in the latest classification of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, IV, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) and the most current list of NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, it covers a wide range of disorders, their psychopathology, and appropriate nursing interventions. Chapters use real-life examples and situations, as well as therapeutic and nontherapeutic dialogue to enhance content.
  • The ANA six-step nursing process format is incorporated throughout to emphasize a practice-oriented, problem-solving approach to psychiatric care.
  • 48 care plans are included for disorders such as sexual dysfunction, dissociative identity disorder, and posttraumatic stress syndrome.
  • The NANDA diagnosis and taxonomy; factors related to the disorder; defining characteristics with detailed scenarios; desired end state goals; and step-by-step nursing interventions with realistic case examples are offered.
  • Therapeutic and non-therapeutic dialogue examples are presented for more effective client communication.
  • Specific, relevant, and practical nursing interventions are included with rationales.
  • Outcome/evaluation criteria is provided for each disorder giving the reader clear indications of the desired end state.
  • Complete chapters are provided on eating disorders and adjustment disorders, with updated, in-depth information about each of these conditions.
  • Helpful appendices contain information and strategies that are timely and useful in the care of clients with mental and emotional disorders.
  • Clinical Alerts highlight critical information in the practice setting.
    • The Planning and Implementation section now features a two-column format of Nursing Interventions and Rationales for improved clarity and comprehension.
    • Client and Family Teaching boxes address the problem of shortened hospital stays and focus on post-treatment instructions for clients and caregivers.
    • Pharmacotherapy boxes include the most recent psychotropic drug information and appropriate related client care.
    • A second color enhances the attractive, user-friendly design - increasing the accessibility for students and practitioners.
    • A CD-ROM includes a completely interactive care plan constructor, special Appendixes covering suicide assessment, the latest guidelines for seclusion and restraint, patients' rights, developmental theories, and the AA's Twelve Steps.


  • Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, c2003
    Edition: 4th ed
    ISBN: 9780323014823
    0323014828
    Characteristics: xii, 404 p. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
    Additional Contributors: Holoday-Worret, Patricia A.

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