Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by Karen Devereaux Melillo, Susan Crocker Houde

By Karen Devereaux Melillo, Susan Crocker Houde

Geropsychiatric and psychological overall healthiness Nursing addresses the data and abilities precious within the evaluate and nursing care of older adults who're experiencing universal psychological wellbeing and fitness and psychiatric difficulties of overdue lifestyles. this article beneficial properties specialists in gerontological nursing and geropsychiatric fields and offers crucial info for complex perform nurses, in addition to graduate and undergraduate nursing scholars. the second one variation has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to incorporate the most important components comparable to overview, prognosis, psychopharmacology, and behavioral administration concepts in nursing care of older adults. Case reports at the moment are incorporated in every one bankruptcy besides dialogue questions. also, the paintings of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative is gifted in its entirety. the point of interest of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative (GPNC) is to enhance the schooling of nurses for the care of elders struggling with melancholy, dementia and different psychological health and wellbeing issues. The collaborative attempt will increase extant skills for all degrees of nursing schooling, concentrating on older adults with psychological health/illness matters. The competency statements built for simple, graduate, post-graduate, and carrying on with schooling nursing courses are shared within the Appendix.

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Indd 24 8/9/10 10:46 AM Acknowledgment╇ ╇ Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Text Revision: DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000), this category is used when there is an “objectively identified decline in cogni­ tive functioning consequent to the aging process that is within normal limits given the person’s age. Individuals with this condition may report problems remembering names or appointments or may experi­ ence difficulty in solving complex problems” (APA, p. 741). It is assumed that a specific mental disorder or neurological condition has been ruled out as a cause for the cognitive impairment.

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