The second edition ofPsychiatric Mental Health Nursingpresents sound nursing theory, therapeutic communication, and clinical application for the major DSM-IV disorders, from hospital to home setting. Short, incisive chapters are organized around the nursing process, and emphasize assessment, student self-awareness, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention. Features include critical thinking questions, clinical vignettes, drug alerts, cultural considerations, therapeutic dialogues, internet resources, teaching checklists, and nursing care plans. New to the second edition is a chapter on legal and ethical concerns, more crisis intervention content, and a free CD-ROM. NCLEX review questions are included at the end of every chapter.
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