Textbook of Mental Health Nursing

by D Elakkuvana Bhaskara Raj

The book “Textbook of Mental Health Nursing” gives precise guidelines for practicing nurses to improve their performance. Nurses require concise reference source to understand mental illnesses and mental health problems thoroughly in order to take care of their patients. Twenty eight chapters in the book elucidate history of mental health care, types of mental disorders, psychiatric community and therapeutic communication and therapeutic relationship. It is written in a simple manner for nursing students to learn about standard patient care. This book starts with the introduction of mental health and explains the important role of psychiatric nurse in mental illness. Different theories such as topographic theory, structure theory, Eric Erikson’s psychosocial theory and conceptual models are well explained. Therapeutic community which tries to provide drug-free environment, components, elements, length of treatment, Nursing Implications, advantages and disadvantages are clearly explained in this book. Disorders related to mental health such as mood disorders, neurosis, somatoform disorders are explained with the causes and treatment. Child psychiatry is also dealt in depth in this book. This book ends with explaining nursing standards and national health policies.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Raj D Elakkuvana Bhaskara Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
ISBN 9789350251676
Speciality Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11522
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2011
Pages 552
Book Type Textbook


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