Essentials of Mental Health Nursing

by BT Basavanthappa

Mental health is often spoken of as a state of wellbeing associated with happiness, contentment, satisfaction, achievement, optimism or hope in which the individual realize his or her own abilities and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contributions to his or her community. It is considered that without mental health, there is no health. It is an integral part of overall health. Mental disorders are actually much more prevalent than is apparent on the surface; mental health problems are an increasing part of health problems the world over; mental illness adversely affect the day-to-day functioning, economic productivity, health relationships and families, physical health and overall quality of life. Psychiatric nurses work throughout the continuum of mental health care in settings ranging from hospital-based to community-based with growing interest in providing psychiatric care in primary health care setting. Therefore, there is a need to prepare well-equipped nurses with knowledge of mental health nursing and its skills. This title has been written in accordance with the needs of present existing syllabus prescribed for nursing course. Principles and concepts of mental health nursing, assessment of mental health status, therapeutic communication and nurse-patient relationship, treatment modalities and therapies, nursing management of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, nursing management of mood disorders; nursing management of neurotic, stress related disorders; nursing management of somatization and other related disorders, nursing management of sexual and gender identity disorders are discussed.

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Author
1. Basavanthappa BT
Author's Affiliation
1. Govt College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, PhD Guide for Research Work
Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore, India
Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore
Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, PhD Guide for Research Work
Govt College of Nursing, Bangalore
Government College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Raja Rajeswari College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Faculty of Nursing, RGUHS, Karnataka, India and Academic Council, RGUHS, Karnataka, India; UG, PG and Doctoral Courses on Nursing, Various Universities; Nursing Research Society of India, New Delhi, India, Trained Nurses Association of India, New Delhi, India; RGUHS, Nursing Teachers Association, Karnataka, India
Raja Rajeswari College of Nursing, Benga
ISBN
9789350253717
Speciality
Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11321
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
734
Book Type
Textbook

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