"Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Fourth Edition" is designed for undergraduate nursing programs that teach a shortened or integrated psychiatric-mental health core course. The book presents sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders across the treatment continuum, from hospital to home setting. The text uses the nursing process framework and emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention. Features focus on developing student self-awareness, communication skills, and utilizing family and community resources. A bound-in CD-ROM and companion website offer numerous student and instructor resources, including Clinical Simulations, psychotropic drug monographs, and movie viewing guides. "Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans, Eighth Edition" contains 52 nursing care plans that address the most commonly encountered behaviors in psychiatric-mental health nursing. This edition maintains a strong focus on interdisciplinary care, community resources, Web-based resources, communication examples, and assessment.
The new features include: expanded content on evidence-based outcomes, increased coverage of grieving, expanded psychopharmacology content, more appendices with ANA standards of care, support groups, and screening tools. The accompanying CD-ROM contains printable nursing care plans and psychotropic drug monographs.