Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (9th Edition) – eBook

eBook Details

  • Author: Margaret Halter
  • File Size: 82 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 691 Pages
  • Publisher: ‎ Saunders; Ninth edition
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2021
  • Language: ‎English
  • ASIN: B0992M1M26, B0B64DS9FS
  • ISBN-10: 0323697097, 0323697070
  • ISBN-13: 9780323697071, 9780323697095, 9780323829786


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About The Author

Margaret Jordan Halter

Margaret Jordan Halter

Dr. Margaret J. Halter, PhD, APRN, joined Ashland University. She has 21 years of academic experience as an associate professor at the University of Akron and a full professor at Malone University. She received a BSN at the University of Akron in 1986, an MSN in psychiatric mental health nursing from Kent State University, and a PhD from Duquesne University.

Her teaching expertise includes graduate health policy and advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. She is the editor of Varcarolis and Halter’s  Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, co-edited Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and contributed numerous chapters to both textbooks.

Peggy received the American Journal of Nursing 2009 Book of the Year Award for Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, an Excellence in Media Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, an Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award from the University of Akron, and an Excellence in Political Action Award from the Ohio Nurses Association.

Prepare for psychiatric nursing care with this comprehensive, evidence-based textbook! Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, 9th Edition, (PDF) makes it easy to understand the complexities of psychiatric disorders and how to provide quality mental and behavioral health care. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. Other notable features include illustrated explanations of the neurobiology of disorders, DSM-5 criteria for major disorders, and nursing care plans. From clinical nurse specialist and lead author Dr. Margaret J.Halter, this bestselling textbook includes new Next Generation NCLEX content to prepare you for success on your PMHN certification exam. In Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 9th Edition:

  • Case Study and Nursing Care Plan boxes include real-life vignettes of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes describe recent research studies and how their findings affect nursing practice.
  • Six-step nursing process is followed in clinical chapters, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
  • Learning features include key terms and concepts, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews.
  • Conversational, mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting.
  • Coverage of therapeutic communication techniques and nontherapeutic communication provides tips to help you build patient interaction skills.
  • Assessment Guidelines summarize the steps of patient assessment for various disorders.
  • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
  • Patient and Family Teaching boxes focus on the nurse’s role in helping patients and families understand psychiatric disorders, treatments, complications, and medication side effects.
  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) case studies and questions are provided at the end of each clinical chapter to support critical thinking and prepare you for your state board examination.
  • NEW! Updated screening tools and rating scales make it easier to quantify symptoms and assess the severity of a disorder.
  • NEW! Advanced practice treatment modalities are addressed separately from the nursing process in biological interventions (e.g., pharmacotherapy and brain stimulation therapies) and psychological therapies (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy).
  • NEW! Emphasis on adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and trauma-informed care addresses the near-universal experience of trauma in individuals with psychiatric disorders and conditions.
  • NEW! Order of clinical chapters mirrors that of the DSM-5, and many major disorders are accompanied by specific DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
  • NEW! Health Policy boxes are updated to describe current legislation related to mental health.
  • NEW! The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), from the International Council of Nurses (ICN), provides straightforward, easily translatable nursing diagnoses across settings and disciplines.

Additional ISBNs for Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 9E: 978-0323697071, 978-0323697095, 978-0323829786, 978-0323751551, 978-0323697088, 9780323751551, 9780323697088, 9780323757713, 9780323967709, 978-0323757713, 978-0323967709

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