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Varcaroliss Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Binder ready

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ISBN: 9780323881937

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Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Binder ready , 3rd Edition

Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Binder ready

By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Cheryl L. Pollard, RPN, RN, BScN, MN, PhD and Sonya L. Jakubec, RN, BHScN, MN, PhD

800 pages
Trim Size 8 7/16 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2023
$96.99, Loose-Leaf, Reference

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide psychiatric mental health nursing care in Canada! Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to provide a clear understanding of this often-intimidating subject. It provides a foundation in nursing techniques and a guide to psychobiological disorders such as bipolar and depressive disorders, trauma interventions, and interventions for distinct populations such as children and older adults. Adapted to meet the needs of Canadian nurses by Cheryl L. Pollard and Sonya L. Jakubec, this market-leading text prepares you for practice with real-world examples presented within a Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context.

Key Features

  • Canadian focus throughout includes key considerations such as our nation’s cultural and social diversity with federal/provincial/territorial distinctions.
  • Canadian research and statistics reflect mental health and mental health practice in Canada.
  • Research Highlight boxes are updated with examples of Indigenous research methodologies by Indigenous researchers and settler allies.
  • DSM-5 boxes provide criteria for disorders covered by the American Psychological Association.
  • Learning features include key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews, reinforcing important information and helping to apply textbook content to the clinical setting.
  • Assessment Guidelines boxes summarize the steps of patient assessment for various disorders.
  • Drug Treatment boxes feature the most current generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada.
  • Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and care givers.
  • Integrative Therapy boxes highlight the different types of therapy may be used to enhance treatment.
  • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural safety in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Safety Tip boxes highlight important issues of safety for psychiatric mental health care, patient experiences, and nursing interventions.
  • NEW! Added mental health content covers Indigenous populations, migrant populations, and gender differences with a focus on cultural safety, equity-informed approaches, relational and trauma-informed practices.
  • Updated Chapter 29 covers recovery, survivorship, and public mental health approaches.
  • Enhanced topics include substance use disorders, harm reduction, and support among nurses; changes related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation; and mental health in view of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author Information

By Margaret Jordan Halter, PhD, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio ; Cheryl L. Pollard, RPN, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta and Sonya L. Jakubec, RN, BHScN, MN, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health & Community Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta

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