Psychiatric Nursing

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Contents

➤ Unit 1

➤ Unit 2

Current Theories and Practice

Building the Nurse–Client Relationship

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Foundations of PsychiatricMental Health Nursing

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Mental Health and Mental Illness 00
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) 00
Historical Perspectives of the Treatment of Mental Illness
Mental Illness in the 21st Century 00
Psychiatric Nursing Practice 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Components of a Therapeutic Relationship 00
Types of Relationships 00
Establishing the Therapeutic Relationship 00
Avoiding Behaviors That Diminish the
Therapeutic Relationship 00
Roles of the Nurse in a Therapeutic Relationship
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Therapeutic Communication

Neurobiologic Theories
and Psychopharmacology

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The Nervous System and How It Works 00
Brain Imaging Techniques 00
Neurobiologic Causes of Mental Illness 00
The Nurse’s Role in Research and Education
Psychopharmacology 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Psychosocial Theories and Therapy
Psychosocial Theories 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Treatment Modalities 00
The Nurse and Psychosocial Interventions
Self-Awareness Issues 00

Therapeutic Relationships

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What Is Therapeutic Communication? 00
Verbal Communication Skills 00
Nonverbal Communication Skills 00
Understanding the Meaning of Communication
Understanding Context 00
Understanding Spirituality 00
Cultural Considerations 00
The Therapeutic Communication Session 00
Community-Based Care 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Treatment Settings and Therapeutic Programs 00
Treatment Settings 00
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs 00
Special Populations of Clients With Mental Illness 00
Interdisciplinary Team 00
Psychosocial Nursing in Public Health and Home Care 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Client’s Response to Illness

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Individual Factors 00
Interpersonal Factors 00
Cultural Factors 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Assessment

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Factors Influencing Assessment 00
How to Conduct the Interview 00
Content of the Assessment 00
Data Analysis 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Contents

➤ Unit 3

Current Social and Emotional Concerns

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Legal and Ethical Issues

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Legal Considerations 00
Ethical Issues 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Anger, Hostility, and Aggression
Onset and Clinical Course 00
Related Disorders 00
Etiology 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Treatment 00
Application of the Nursing Process
Community-Based Care 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Clinical Picture of Abuse and Violence 00
Characteristics of Violent Families 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Spouse or Partner Abuse 00
Child Abuse 00
Elder Abuse 00
Rape and Sexual Assault 00
Community Violence 00
Psychiatric Disorders Related to Abuse and Violence
Application of the Nursing Process 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Mood Disorders and Suicide

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Grief and Loss

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Categories of Mood Disorders 00
Related Disorders 00
Etiology 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Major Depressive Disorder 00
Application of the Nursing Process: Depression 00
Bipolar Disorder 00
Application of the Nursing Process: Bipolar Disorder
Suicide 00
Community-Based Care 00
Mental Health Promotion 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Personality Disorders

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➤ Unit 4

Nursing Practice for Psychiatric Disorders

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Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
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Clinical Course 00
Related Disorders 00
Etiology 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Treatment 00
Application of the Nursing Process
Community-Based Care 00
Mental Health Promotion 00
Self-Awareness Issues 00

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Anxiety as a Response to Stress
Incidence 00
Onset and Clinical Course 00
Related Disorders 00
Etiology 00
Cultural Considerations 00
Treatment 00

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Schizophrenia...
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