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.

Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry

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Author: Alvaro Barrera,Caroline Attard,Rob Chaplin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192512994

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Inpatient mental health care is an essential part of community-based mental health care in the UK. Patients admitted to acute mental health wards are often experiencing high levels of distress and acute mental illness and need to be assessed, managed, and treated by a wide team of mental health care professionals. Inpatient care is often a traumatic experience for patients and their relatives which can define their relationship with mental health care services. Reforming inpatient psychiatry is a priority for both patients and staff, yet there are few reference texts on this psychiatric specialty. The Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry bridges this gap by offering a comprehensive and pragmatic guide to the UK's inpatient mental health care system today. Written and edited by a multidisciplinary team, this innovative resource discusses the real-life experiences and challenges of a wide range of professionals working on acute mental health wards. Organized into 8 sections this resource covers nursing, team leadership, multidisciplinary work, psychology, and medical aspects. Individual chapters address key topics such as the management of children and adolescents, and contain information on up-to-date research and best practice. Focusing on the dignity and autonomy of patients, this unique resource offers a model for clinical and organizational practice both at a national and international level.

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.

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.

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.