Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN-13: 9780803658608

ISBN-10: 0803658605

Author: Mary C. Townsend DSN PMHCNS-BC, Karyn I. Morgan MSN RN CNS

Edition: 7

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F.A. Davis Company
Paperback 940 pages
Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry, Criminal Law
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Acknowledged author Mary C. Townsend DSN PMHCNS-BC wrote Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice comprising 940 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0803658605 and 9780803658608. Since then Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $13.15 or rent at the marketplace.



  • Taxonomy and diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 with references for each DSM-5 diagnosis

  • Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) activities with guidelines for attaining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to fulfill the initiative’s core competencies

  • Therapeutic communication icon that highlights talking points and interventions in the care plans to help students feel more comfortable with patients

  • Homework assignments at the beginning of each chapter to encourage critical reading

  • Emphasis on holistic nursing to emphasize the physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of psychiatric/mental health nursing

  • Core concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter and defined in boxes throughout the text

  • Concept map care plans for all major psychiatric diagnoses

  • Care Plans for clients with DSM-5 diagnoses featuring interventions and rationales for commonly observed nursing diagnoses

  • ANA standards for clinical practice for DSM diagnoses and therapeutic interventions, as well as for aging individuals, bereaved individuals, and victims of abuse and neglect

  • Boxes highlighting client/family education communications and tables listing important topics for discussion including client/family education

  • Case studies and exercises designed to stimulate critical thinking

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