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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches Across the Life Spa

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches Across the Life Spa

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This text reinvigorates the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship that is the core of nursing practice. It also relies on our strong history as therapists and introduces a need for integration of all aspects of care, a truly holistic approach that characterizes the nursing perspective...The book should serve as a review for nurses who are studying for certification exams [and is] very useful for coursework in DNP programs as well as the master's programs in psychiatric mental health nursing.


-Grayce M. Sills, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita, Ohio State University

From the Foreword


Now in its second edition, this groundbreaking text and reference continue to be the only resource for APRNs to focus on integrative interventions for individuals with mental health problems across the lifespan. Combining theory and practice, it provides a clear framework for integrating psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into advanced practice nursing. The second edition is thoroughly updated to reflect current research, new classifications in DSM 5, genetic testing, and increased use of telemental health delivery. It builds upon its lifespan focus and updates quick-access pediatric pointers and aging alerts. Additionally, the resource incorporates the 2014 publication of the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, offers a new focus on QSEN requirements, and responds to the need to reduce health disparities and address cultural considerations.


Organized around psychiatric syndromes, the text covers neurobiology, theory, and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and CAMinterventions. It provides a virtual buffet of clear treatment options in the form of well-designed decision trees and accompanying explanatory narratives. The text also includes a section on such special considerations as substance misuse, medical problems, pregnancy, and forensic issues that often co-occur with psychiatric syndromes. Concise, clear language, and abundant charts, graphs, and algorithms enhance the books'Äô value in supporting sound clinical reasoning.


New to the Second Edition:


  • Thoroughly updated, evidence-based content
  • Encompasses new research
  • Presents three completely new chapters on Integrative Management of Impulse Control, Telehealth, and Quality Improvement and Evidence-BasedPractice
  • Includes the expertise of new contributors
  • Reflects DSM 5 updates, ANA Standard of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, and QSEN standards
  • Updates quick-access Pediatric Pointers and Aging Alerts

Key Features:


  • Integrates theory and practice
  • Simplifies complex concepts using clear language while retaining the depth of information
  • Supports clinical decision-making skills through easy-to-follow Decision Trees
  • Organized around psychiatric syndromes
  • Edited by internationally acclaimed practitioner/educators

Author: Kathleen Tusaie
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: 10/20/2016
Pages: 768
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 3.80lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.40w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780826132536

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