Index of Client Behaviors with page numbers listed on inside covers.
Concept Mapping and the use of Concept Care Map Plans introduced in Chapter 1.
Organized by DSM-5 and NANDA diagnoses.
Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies ("Related to ..."), defining characteristics ("Evidenced by ..."), objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria.
Each psychiatric disorder lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions commonly associated with the disorder.
Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, mood stabilizing agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and agents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Indications, route, and dosage listed for individual drugs as well as for classifications.