Psychiatric-mental health nursing challenges us to understand the complexities of the brain and human behavior. We focus on the origin of psychiatric disorders, including biological determinants along with environmental factors. In the chapters that follow, you will learn about people who experience psychiatric disorders and how to provide them with quality nursing care in any setting. As you read, keep in mind these special features.
Chapters are grouped in units to emphasize the clinical perspective and facilitate location of information. The order of the clinical chapters approximates those found in the DSM-5. (Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach 8th Edition; Margaret Jordan Halter; Elsevier ; Preface: Pages x,xi)