Providing guidelines on the construction of care plans for various psychiatric clients is the focus of this text. The book helps students develop practical, individual care plans, and the concepts can be applied to various types of health-care settings including outpatients and home health.
Unit 1 The foundation for planning psychiatric nursing careprocess - one step to professionalism. Unit 2 Alterations in psychosocial adaptation: disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence; delirium, dementia and amnestic disorders; substance-related disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; mood disorders; anxiety disorders; somatoform and sleep disorders; dissociative disorders; sexual and gender identity disorders; eating disorders; adjustment disorders; impulse control disorders; psychological factors affecting medical condition; personality disorders. Unit 3 Special topics in psychiatric and mental health nursing: problems related to abuse or neglect; premenstrual dysphoric disorder; HIV disease; homelessness; psychiatric home nursing care; forensic nursing; complementary therapies; loss and bereavement. Unit 4 Psychotropic medications: anti-anxiety agents; anti-depressants; mood-stabilizing druges; anti-psychotic agents; anti-Parkinsonian agents; sedative-hypnotics; central nervous system stimulants.