Friday, September 23, 2011

Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
2nd edition - August 27, 2010
Paperback: 552 pages
ISBN-10: 076377359X
ISBN-13: 978-0763773595

Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing addresses the knowledge and skills necessary in the assessment and nursing care of older adults who are experiencing common mental health and psychiatric problems of late life. This text features experts in gerontological nursing and geropsychiatric fields and provides essential information for advanced practice and professional nurses, as well as graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The Second Edition has been completely revised and updated to include crucial areas such as assessment, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral management strategies in nursing care of older adults. Case studies are now included in each chapter along with discussion questions. Additionally, the work of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative is presented in its entirety. The focus of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) is to improve the education of nurses for the care of elders suffering from depression, dementia and other mental health disorders. The collaborative effort will enhance extant competencies for all levels of nursing education, focusing on older adults with mental health/illness concerns. The competency statements developed for basic, graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education nursing programs are shared in the Appendix. 

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