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Psychiatric Mental Health Case Studies and Care Plans

Author(s): Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, Nursing Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS, Associate Professor, SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Nursing II, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763760380
  • Paperback    320 pages      © 2009
Price: $123.95 US List
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This text is the ideal companion to any psychiatric mental health nursing textbook.  It provides full length case scenarios for clients who need both psychiatric mental health care and medical care. The scenarios include critical thinking, psychosocial interventions, and complementary alternative treatments as well as traditional treatment modalities such as medications, psychotherapy, and laboratory/diagnostic testing. Appropriate for ADN and BSN-level nursing students, the text includes key terms, overviews of each psychiatric disorder, use of the DSM-IV-TR diagnosis system, and a glossary of terms. Each case scenario is followed by pointed questions for the clinician or student to answer.

 Accompanied by a companion CD-Rom of blank plans and care plans

 

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Perfect for ADN and BSN-level nursing students and students preparing for the NCLEX. 

Part  I  Case Scenarios
  Chapter  1  Psychiatric Concept Diagrams
  Chapter  2  Mood Disorders
  Chapter  3  Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia and Hypertension
  Chapter  4  Personality Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder and Methamphetamine Abuse
  Chapter  5  Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa
  Chapter  6  Substance Abuse/Dependence: Alcohol Dependence and Opiate Abuse
  Chapter  7  Anxiety Disorders: PTSD and Type II DM
  Chapter  8  Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Gender Identity Disorder
  Chapter  9  Cognitive Disorders: Alzheimer’s Dementia, CAD, and Atrial Fibrillation
  Chapter  10  Psychiatric Emergencies
Part  II  Answer Keys Including Care Plans
  Chapter  2  Mood Disorders
  Chapter  3  Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia and Hypertension
  Chapter  9  Cognitive Disorders: Alzheimer’s Dementia, CAD, and Atrial Fibrillation
  Chapter  4  Personality Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder and Methamphetamine Abuse
  Chapter  5  Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa
  Chapter  6  Substance Abuse/Dependence: Alcohol Dependence and Opiate Abuse
  Chapter  7  Anxiety Disorders: PTSD and Type II DM
  Chapter  8  Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Gender Identity Disorder
  Chapter  9  Cognitive Disorders: Alzheimer’s Dementia, CAD, and Atrial Fibrillation
  Chapter  10  Psychiatric Emergencies
Appendix  A  Therapeutic Communication Techniques
Appendix  B  Assessment Tools
Part  Glossary

Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN-Nursing Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Kim A. Jakopac RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, PPCNP

Currently teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing in a BSN program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Specialty is psychiatric/mental health nursing and medical/psychiatric nursing. Over the past 17 years she has worked with a variety of clients ranging from children to the elderly. She has experience working with substance abuse clients, dual diagnosis clients and case management. She conducted psychiatric/mental health and substance abuse evaluations in an emergency room setting and have worked as a hospital supervisor. The last 6 years of her nursing career have been in education. Publications to date include the book “Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Case Studies and Care Plans”, research reviews (see CV) and completed a literature review for Dr. Sudah Patel and Dr. Ardith Sudduth on the healthy behaviors of freshman nursing students. She has been involved in research with Dr. Ardith Sudduth, Dr. Evelyn Wills, and Dr. Ina Koerner. She also had a podium presentation in Alexandria, LA. 
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Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS-Associate Professor, SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Nursing II, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS.

 
As an Associate Professor, currently involved in teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing in the Master’s program for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and generic nursing students in the BSN program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Also instructed accelerated option students for 5 years in psychiatric/mental health nursing education and have practiced since 1979 including in both Diploma and undergraduate nursing programs in the USA. Experience, in addition to being a faculty member, has been working with a wide range of clients with psychiatric disorders from children to the elderly as well as working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients. Also has a community health nursing specialty. Have done presentations both Podium and posters of research studies at several local, regional, and national conferences in the USA. Have presented internationally in Australia, Russia, and China. Publications to date include collaborative projects, textbooks chapters, and a textbook “Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Case Studies and Care Plans”. 

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