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    Falvo and Holland’s Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition Features a Unique and Individualized Approach

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 17, 2017 3:30:12 PM

    Nursing students and professionals who work with the chronically ill need to understand not only their clients' conditions but also the impact that those conditions have on daily life. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition by Donna Falvo and Beverley E. Holland explores the impact of chronic illness and disability on the capacity to function on a physical, psychological, social, recreational, and vocational level.

    Designed to help students and professionals learn basic medical terminology in order to understand symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses, it also helps them interpret reports and documents associated with client care. The text also focuses on how to help clients build and strengthen their personal resources so they may achieve optimal functioning and full participation in all aspects of their lives.

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    Topics: New Edition, nursing, DSM-V, health care, Beverley E. Holland, chronic illness, Donna Falvo, Health care, Psychiatric

    New Review: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Second Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 4, 2013 4:48:19 PM

    Doody’s Review Service recently reviewed Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition by Patricia G. O'Brien, Winifred Z. Kennedy, and Karen A. Ballard. According to reviewer, Cherie G. Howk, PhD, FNP-BC, from Indiana State University,

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, Review, DSM-IT-VR, Karen A. Ballard, mental health nursing, American Psychiatric Association, DSM, Patricia G. O'Brien, Psychiatric, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, Winifred Z. Kennedy

    New on CourseSmart: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Second Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 15, 2012 3:14:43 PM

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition by Patricia G. O'Brien, Winifred Z. Kennedy, and Karen A. Ballard is now available as a CourseSmart eBook.

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    Topics: DSM-IT-VR, Karen A. Ballard, mental health nursing, American Psychiatric Association, DSM, Patricia G. O'Brien, Psychiatric, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, Winifred Z. Kennedy

    Recently Reviewed: Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 25, 2012 2:08:23 PM

    Do you teach psychiatric nursing? Or are you a psychiatric nurse looking for a new reference? Doody's Review Service recently reviewed Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills by Sudha C. Patel and Kim A. Jakopac. According to Elaine M. Scorza, MS, APRN, BC, Rush University College of Nursing,

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, Review, Kim A. Jakopac, Psychiatric, psychiatric nursing, Sudha C. Patel

    Author identifies need for mediation in Geriatric Care Management

    Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2011 8:12:48 AM

    Cathy Cress, author of  Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition, looks deeper into GCM and the possible need for professional mediation:

    Have you ever thrown up your hands with an aging, dysfunctional family and considered a mediator? Based on Stanford attorney and professional mediator, Dana Cutis’s breakthrough new chapter, “Mediation: The GCM as the Accidental Mediator” in the Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, 3rd edition, there are main factors that can be identified in determining whether a geriatric should to recommend the services of a professional mediator. These factors include: difficulty of the family, degree of emotional conflict, and complexity of the problem. Below are some early indicators that these factors weigh in favor of mediation in the earliest stage of GCM consultation:

    1. Family members are focusing on their own needs to the exclusion of their older family member’s needs, therefore requiring the GCM to be such a strong advocate for the older family member that the GCM cannot facilitate family meetings as a credible accidental mediator.
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    Topics: Author, abuse, elder, elder care, family, Geriatric Care Managers, conflict, Cress, disputes, Ethics, GCM, Geriatric, mediation, Psychiatric

    Forthcoming: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    Posted by admin on Nov 7, 2011 1:39:08 PM

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition

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    Topics: New Edition, nursing, nursing practice, Kennedy, mental health, Nurse Practitioner, O'Brien, Ballard, Psychiatric, psychiatric

    A New Text that Brings Psychiatric Nursing Skills into Clinical Practice!

    Posted by admin on Apr 8, 2011 12:59:57 PM

    Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

    Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

    Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-1356-3 | Paperback | 544 Pages | © 2012

    Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice.

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    Topics: New Text, New text, Medication, medication, nursing skills, Assessment, assessment, Psychiatric, psychiatric

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