A Textbook of Therapeutic Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing Manisha Gupta
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1A Textbook of Therapeutic Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing2
3A Textbook of Therapeutic Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing
For BSc and MSc Students (As per the Syllabus of Indian Nursing Council)
Manisha Gupta RN RM BSc (N) MA (Sociology) MSc (N) Associate Professor People's College of Nursing and Research Centre The People's University Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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A Textbook of Therapeutic Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing
First Edition: 2015
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5Dedicated to
My husband and parents
Psychiatry is a very important branch of medicine. It is not only important for a nurse in training because it is a subject in nursing curriculum, but also because nursing students can apply these principles in any branch of medicine while dealing with patients. Psychiatric nursing is now evolving as a specialty in nursing. This book is written keeping the student nurse, a practicing nurse and a specialist nurse in mind. It is helpful for a student to pass her examination, the qualified nurse to practice her art better, and for a psychiatric nurse as a ready-reference book.
A Textbook of Therapeutic Modalities in Psychiatric Nursing is prepared according to the syllabus of Indian Nursing Council to enable the graduate and postgraduate students to use the therapies for various psychiatric disorders.
This book includes a unit on different therapies in psychiatric nursing for treating various psychiatric disorders. It covers introduction, definition, setting, types, purposes, advantages and disadvantages, and role of psychiatric nurse in various therapies and unit V also includes alternative therapies in psychiatry.
I have always loved teaching. I am glad to have been able to put down what I have always thought the nursing students ought to know about psychiatric therapies. My objectives will be fulfilled if this book helps the nurses to perform well in the clinical practices and examinations and caring for their patients.
Manisha Gupta
There are several hands and hearts behind this work. This final concrete shape of the book cannot be achieved without an optimal inspiration during this period, for which I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude.
On completion of the book with a sense of immense relief and satisfaction, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have assisted me and inspired me to achieve this goal.
Special acknowledgment should be made for the valuable assistance given by many people during the preparation of the book.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President) and Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for being instrumental in translating an idea mooted long ago into print, and also for providing nursing students with a book on therapies in psychiatric nursing in line with their syllabus.
I thank my husband, Mr Dilip Gupta, for the constant encou-ragement motivation and for doing computer work of typing which strengthened my resolve to come out with this publication.
I am also grateful to my friends and family members for the extensive help.
Last but not the least, I extend my thanks to all those who have directly or indirectly contributed in this work at various levels and whose names are not possible to be mentioned in the acknowledgments.
Various causes may lead to varied mental illness. The treatment for specific illness differs from individual to individual. For the management of the client with psychiatric illness one or more methods will be used concurrently depending upon nature of illness, clinical manifestation and the behavior of the client.