Creating the perfect balance of knowledge-based and skills-based content you will find no better tool for learning the information and the empathy required in psychiatric nursing care than Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Fourth Edition. The book approaches this topic with a unique perspective that will immediately engage and educate readers by utilizing excerpts from literature movie clips and classic art to convey the actual experiences of clients with psychiatric disorders. Coverage includes the scientific basis for major conditions and disorder types such as anxiety depression mania and schizophrenia followed by therapeutic and pharmacological interventions for the people experiencing them. Special consideration is also provided for the suicidal client the client who abuses chemical substances and survivors of violence or abuse and special populations including the homeless and the incarcerated. An important chapter on self-care for the nurse provides much needed information about taking care of oneself to sustain professional ability. Comprehensive in its scope and one-of-a-kind in its delivery this is a valuable resource that informatively and accurately presents the realities of psychiatric nursing care.
This text is actually interesting
By Kath K - March 14, 2007
If you are a nursing student, you know what I mean when I say we have to read a lot of dry material. This book is the exception. The information is presented in a way that makes the reading just flow. Some of my fellow students agree that it is the kind of thing they would read even if it were not assigned. It contains examples from art and literature and that illustrate mental health disorders.
psych nursing text by Frisch an Frisch
By Amber Mcneil - May 9, 2007
The Frisch and Frisch Psychiatric Nursing text is easy reading and well-oraganized, complete information for a level 1 psych nursing course.
Advertised as Like New
By Candy Ison - February 18, 2013
Was not. It's okay, but didn't come with the CD and the pages were written on. Nothing is torn or highlighted, but the notes are made in ink.