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Handbook of Psychiatric Nursing, 2/e

Handbook of Psychiatric Nursing, 2/e

Vikas Publishing
  • 9788125919018
  • 392 pages
  • Paperback
  • 5.5" x 8.5" inches
  • Book 425.00


Psychiatric nursing involves caring for the mentally challenged people and rehabilitating them. Psychiatry nurses are expected to find solution to all kinds of problems of their clients and thus be able to take on-the-spot decisions. The job requires thinking flexibly and also taking risks. In the new millennium, nurses with sound education, leadership qualities and broad vision are in greater demand all over the world than ever before. Constant research and increasing sophistication in technology are posing new challenges, requiring nurses to know the latest and improve their skills. Handbook of Psychiatric Nursing, which has provided authentic study material for trainee as well as practicing nurses for the last 10 years, has now been greatly expanded with latest information on the subject and totally restructured for students’ convenience. It is a comprehensive and authoritative work on clinical psychiatry having been written by a seasoned trainer of psychiatry nurses. The book attempts to give an all-around grooming to student nurses for their job. Every effort has been made to fulfill the requirements of the syllabus as prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council.

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    Unit I: Introduction - Meaning of Mental Health and Illness
  • Ego Defence or Mental Mechanism
  • Personality Theories and Types, Unit II: Evolution of Psychiatry - Philosophers of Psychiatry and Some Milestones
  • History of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Rights and Duties of a Nurse
  • Qualities of a Nurse, Unit III: Symptomatology - Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Misconceptions of Mental Illness, Unit IV: Mental Health Assessment - The Psychiatric Interview
  • Meeting the Patient
  • Nurse-Patient Relationship
  • Observation and Recording of Mental Illness
  • Process Recording, Unit V: Community Mental Health - National Mental Health Programme
  • Rehabilitation and Community Services, Unit VI: Psychiatric Nursing Practices - Rehabilitation Requirements
  • General Principles of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Therapeutic Techniques in Psychiatric Nursing, Unit VII: Mental Disorders - Classification of Mental Illness
  • Organic Disorders
  • Functional Disorders
  • Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sexual Anomalies
  • Neuroses
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental Retardation, Unit VIII: Bio-psychosocial Therapies - Psychopharmacology or Pharmacotherapy
  • Therapies in Psychiatry, Unit IX: Somatic Illnesses - Psychophysiological Disorders
  • Psychiatric Problems in Childern
  • Disorders of Puerperium, Old Age and Adolescence
  • A Case Study on Bipolar Affective Disorder, Unit X: Crisis in Psychiatric Nursing - Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Crisis Theory and Intervention, Unit XI: Forensic Psychiatry - Legal Aspects in Indian Psychiatry
  • Appendix A: Job Opportunities for a Psychiatry Nurse
  • Appendix B: Institutions for the Mentally Ill