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Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing, Second Edition

Clinical Strategies and Practical Interventions

Charles Alexandre, PhD, RN, CPHQ, Joanne M. Matthew, BS, MS, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, Judy L Sheehan, MSN, RN-BC, Mary H. Hohenhaus, MD, FACP

Medical / Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health

First edition named a Doody's Core Title and winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

"This is truly a contribution to the hands-on clinical literature....This book can serve as a resource for nurses working in inpatient psychiatry, nursing students, and nursing faculty who teach undergraduate psychiatric nursing."—Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"[A] great book for inpatient psychiatric nurses."—Doody's Medical Reviews

Psychiatric nursing practice has changed dramatically to accommodate increasing patient acuity and an evolving healthcare landscape. In addition, the inter-relationship of medical illness and psychiatric symptoms can make treatment and care challenging for nurses regardless of where they practice. Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing: Clinical Strategies, Medical Considerations, and Practical Interventions reflects these factors by focusing on four particularly challenging aspects: keeping the patient safe, stabilizing symptoms, promoting engagement in treatment, and discharge planning. In a systematic, easy-to-access format, it offers evidence-based interventions and concrete strategies that can be used alleviate patient distress and effectively deliver care.

This expanded and updated second edition is organized according to patient behaviors and interventions that nurses can employ to manage those behaviors. Each behavioral-focused chapter follows a consistent format so that readers can easily locate key information at point of care and concludes with a quick-reference table that summarizes goals, patient assessment, maintenance of safety, appropriate interventions, and next steps. The book also addresses a variety of medical conditions that may be complicated by psychiatric illness or have symptoms that may be erroneously attributed to mental illness. This symptomatic approach provides guidance for nurses and other healthcare professionals working with patients with behavioral disturbances—regardless of the cause or the practice setting.

New to This Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of the inter-relationship of medical illness and psychiatric symptoms
  • Expanded coverage on the management of barriers to being therapeutic
  • New chapter on key medical considerations for the psychiatric patient

Key Features:

  • Provides evidence-based interventions designed to modify and manage challenging and disruptive patient behavior in all practice settings
  • Addresses psychiatric issues in medical settings and medical issues in psychiatric settings
  • Features quick-reference tables that summarize goals, patient assessment, maintenance of safety, appropriate interventions, and next steps
  • Demonstrates application to practice with real-life scenarios

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