Cheryl L. Pollard
Gain a clear understanding of the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Varcarolis’s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to prepare you for practice. This thoroughly updated, market-leading text features the latest Canadian research related to psychiatric mental health nursing, including DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Additionally, clinical chapters follow a practical framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples presented within an historically Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context. Research highlight boxes provide updated research in mental health. Canadian research and statistics provide a current perspective of mental health and mental health practice in Canada. Canadian focus throughout highlights key considerations such as our nation’s cultural diversity and federal/provincial/territorial distinctions. Student-friendly features reinforce important information and help in applying textbook content to the clinical setting, emphasizing key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews. Assessment Guidelines boxes provide specific instructions for diagnosis and treatment. Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and caregivers. Integrative Therapy boxes specifically focus on the mental health disorders covered in that chapter to help you communicate effectively when working with a variety of patients. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations. Drug Treatment boxes feature generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada to ensure you have access to the latest information on medications used to treat psychiatric disorders. NEW! DSM-5 box features provide further evidence of disorders covered by the American Psychological Association. NEW! Added mental health content covers issues in the indigenous population and gender differences. NEW! Updated chapter that covers suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. NEW! Enhanced coverage of substance use disorders prepares you to treat this and related disorders. NEW! Enhanced coverage on the legislative changes related to medically assisted deaths.