Psychiatric Intensive Care

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Author: M. Dominic Beer,Stephen M. Pereira,Carol Paton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469436

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Significantly expanded and updated from the first edition, this edition of Psychiatric Intensive Care is essential reading for all healthcare professionals and managers involved in the care of the mentally ill patient, particularly in the intensive care environment. It provides practical and evidence-based advice on the management of disturbed and severely ill psychiatric patients in secure hospital settings. New chapters were added covering multidisciplinary team working, and emphasising the interface of psychiatric intensive care with other mental health specialities; specifically, Interface with General Psychiatry, Interface with Learning Difficulties, Interface with the Child and Adolescent, Interface with Substance Misuse, Interface with Social Work, User and Carer Issues, Legal Issues and National Standards and Good Practice in Psychiatric Intensive Care. This book should be read by all mental health team members working with disturbed psychiatric patients on an inpatient basis, as well as by management staff responsible for establishing and running these services.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

The craft of caring, Second Edition

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Author: William C. Orthwein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444166492

Category: Medical

Page: 780

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The concept of "the craft of caring" dictates that the basis of good nursing practice is a combination of both art and science, encouraging nurses to take a holistic approach to the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Supported by relevant theory, research, policy, and philosophy, this volume reflects current developments in nursing practice and the understanding of mental health disorders. The book includes case studies of patients with anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder as well as victims of sexual abuse, those with an eating disorder, homeless patients, and those with dementia and autism.

Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness

A Guide for Hospital Diversion

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Author: Justin M Simpson,Glendon L Moriarty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536097

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness involves a set of integrated, systematic interventions that stabilize individuals with severe mental illness and help them avoid unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. This volume focuses on those suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and substance dependence, and provides individual practitioners and professional teams with the tools for responding to crisis and delivering acute care. The authors bolster the text with real-world case examples, helpful diagrams, and printable worksheets.

A Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

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Author: Alan S. Bellack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475789793

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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Research on the nature and treatment of schizophrenia has undergone a revival and metamorphosis in the last decade. For a long while, the field had been moribund, weighed down by an unreliable diagnostic system, pessi mism about the possibility of new discoveries, and a dearth of research funds. A number of factors have seemingly coalesced to change this situa tion, with the result that the field is now alive with excitement and optimism. Four factors seem to have played important roles in the resurgence of interest. First, prior to the publication of DSM-III in 1980 there was no reliable diagnostic system for the disorder. Previous definitions were overly general and imprecise. Consequently, the label "schizophrenia" applied to a very heterogeneous group of severely disturhed patients. It was rarely clear whether two investigators had studied comparable samples, making it im possible to determine if (flew findings were generalizahle or if failures to replicate were due to the unreliahility of the results or the fact that the investigators had studied different disorders. DSM-III has not totally re solved this problem, but it has allowed scientists to reliably identify a much more homogeneous group. As a result, it is now possible to integrate the results of different studies, making it much more likely that we can make important advances. The second important factor was the development of new technologies that promised to help uncover the nature and etiology of the disorder.

Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing

Clinical Strategies & Practical Interventions

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Author: Linda Damon, MSN, MHA, RN,Joanne M. Matthew, MS, PMHCNS, BC, RN,Judy L. Sheehan, MSN, RN,Lisa A. Uebelacker, MS, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109721

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2012 Second Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing! "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 over the past decades to accommodate vast changes in our health care system. The patients who now meet the level of care standards for an acute care setting have to be very ill and typically exhibit considerable behavioral impairments and multiple safety issues. This handbook for psychiatric nurses and nursing students reflects these changes and focuses on four particularly challenging aspects of acute psychiatric nursing practice: keeping the patient safe, stabilizing symptoms, promoting engagement in treatment, and discharge planning. In a systematic, easy-to-access format, the book offers proven, clinically useful interventions designed to modify and manage disruptive patient behavior. Also included is a chapter on overcoming oneís own barriers to effective nursing in the difficult psychiatric environment. This important interdisciplinary clinical resource grew from a forum of Butler Hospital nurses who convened over a two-year period to identify and explore successful interventions used in the inpatient psychiatric acute care setting. The guide represents a collaboration between these health care professionals and their colleagues at the University of Rhode Island McLean Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Institute of Living. Key Features: Provides practice-based evidence and clinically useful interventions designed to modify and manage challenging and disruptive patient behavior Represents interdisciplinary collaborative work among staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists Presents clinical practice savvy equally useful to new psychiatric nurses and nursing students Disseminates information in an easy-to-access, consistent format This book is also available as part of a discounted set. To view the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Special Student Pack, click the link above.

State Mental Hospitals

What Happens When They Close

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Author: Paul Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461342651

Category: Medical

Page: 219

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The 1970s constitute the decade of decisions about state mental hospi tals! These large, monolithic, and seemingly impervious institutions are being phased out in some states and their basic purpose for exis tence is being seriously questioned in almost all others. Since 1970, hospitals have closed in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Washington, and Wisconsin. Simi lar closings have occurred in several provinces of Canada, in Great Britain, and in some European countries. The purpose of the book is to examine the multiple issues growing out of the hospital closings: Why are the state hospitals being closed? What is the impact of closings on patients, hospital staff, and the communities where the hospitals are located? What has been the impact on the communities receiving these patients? What are the trends for the future, in terms of numbers of closings and types of hospitals which will remain? Is there a role for the state hospital in the care of the mentally ill or is it an obsolete institution? The impetus for the closings is diverse. The discovery and wide spread use of the tranquilizing drugs in the early 1950s allowed more patients to be returned to the community-under medication.

Critical Care of Patients with Mental Health Issues, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics - E-Book

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Author: Susan Mace Weeks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744506

Category: Medical

Page: 177

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This issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics will include articles on the following topics: Aggression and suicide risk; Bariatric patients; Alcohol abuse; Consultation for mental health and addiction issues; Delirium; Domestic violence and Hospice referral.

Administrative Healthcare Data

A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS

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Author: Craig Dickstein,Renu Gehring

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629593818

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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Provides a concise yet complete foundational knowledge of the business of healthcare. Administrative Healthcare Data: A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS explains the source and content of administrative healthcare data, which is the product of financial reimbursement for healthcare services. The book integrates the business knowledge of healthcare data with practical and pertinent case studies as shown in SAS Enterprise Guide. The book's blend of SAS programming and industry knowledge is unique. It illustrates concepts of administrative healthcare data with actual healthcare case studies. All applications are created with SAS Enterprise Guide or Base SAS and can be taken straight from the book and put to use immediately. Central topics addressed include key players in the healthcare industry and the roles they play; claim submission mechanisms used by different providers; medical claim content, both pre- and post-adjudication. Written for healthcare analysts regardless of their level of proficiency with SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS programming, or healthcare industry knowledge, Administrative Healthcare Data is a must-read for analysts new to the industry and a great review for experienced healthcare analysts. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

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Author: G. Hussein Rassool

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777540

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The increasing number of individuals with co-existing substance misuse and psychiatric disorders presents a key challenge to mental health and addiction nurses. This practice-based text focuses on the management and intervention strategies to effectively meet the needs of this client group in both community and residential settings. Dual Diagnosis Nursing is a comprehensive text for practitioners on contemporary approaches to working with dual disorder and dual diagnosis patients. It explores both clinical and theoretical perspectives in a variety of different care and treatment settings, addressing key issues such as needs of special populations, multi-dimensional assessment, dealing with emergencies, prescribing and medication management, nursing and psychological interventions, spiritual needs, carers’ interventions and professional development.

Medical Terminology: A Short Course - E-Book

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Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292127

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary. Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in medicine or science. Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book. Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms. UNIQUE Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms. Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology. Audio pronunciations and definitions help you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory. Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting. A companion Evolve website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. First Person vignettes provide personal narratives to help you understand diseases and conditions from a patient's perspective. Principal Diagnosis feature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient's principal diagnosis. Medical Terminology Check Up at the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts. New and updated medical information keeps you current with today's healthcare terminology and includes new and re-drawn illustrations.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

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Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Mental Health Nursing Case Book

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Author: Nick Wrycraft

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242960

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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This book will use a case study approach focused on individuals with mental health problems across the lifespan, from children and younger people through to older adults.

Mental Health Services Today and Tomorrow: Experiences of providing and receiving care

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Author: Charles Kaye,Michael Howlett

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191858

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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This work traces and anticipates past, present and future changes in mental health services to assess the impact both of developments in care, and of the implications of new organisational change. It includes contributions and perspectives of those involved in services at all levels, including service users, to draw upon their experience to give a fuller picture of today and help sketch in tomorrow. It balances academic scrutiny with personal involvement, to reflect both national trends and local initiatives. Overall this work is in two volumes, each of which can stand alone: this Part 1 focuses on the realities of offering and receiving care at a practical and local level; it concentrates on personal experiences within mental health services as user, carer, provider and professional.The companion book Part 2 reviews policy and practice from national and international perspectives. Together these books provide essential information and views on mental health services for professionals throughout health and social care, managers, policy planners and policy shapers including those in the third sector and patient groups, academics and the media.

Textbook of Psychiatry E-Book

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Author: Basant K. Puri,I. H. Treasaden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048232

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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This is a new edition of a successful introductory textbook on the subject of psychiatry. Clearly written and rich in pedagogic features - such as summary boxes, clinical cases and other aid memoirs - this book is tailored to the learning needs of those entering the discipline for the first time. Particularly suitable for medical students, this book will also act as a 'primer' for post-graduates first entering the speciality with a view to a long-term career in the discipline. New edition of a well established text with a strongly pedagogic approach to the subject of psychiatry Logical writing style gives ready access to key information Includes many illustrations Contains practical examples throughout to demonstrate the importance of psychiatry to all areas of medicine Ideal for medical students and junior doctors Suitable as a ‘primer’ for specialist trainees entering the discipline for the first time Contains self-assessment material to ensure thorough exam preparation New layout aids accessibility and ‘ease of learning’ New chapter on mental health legislation Covers recent changes in neuropsychopharmacology Use of colour illustrations Contains practical advice on patient management – commencing drug therapy and managing self-harm, for example Enhanced sections on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders Explores capacity and risk assessment Enhanced discussion of the use of psychotherapy in line with current practice