This textbook provides the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive information on psychiatric-mental health nursing. The theme of this book is global mental health, with an emphasis on cultural competence, community, evidence-based nursing practice, and global issues of mental health care. The five units of this book focus on the theoretical basis for psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, the processes and competencies for effective care, the nursing care far clients with mental disorders, vulnerable populations, and various nursing intervention strategies. FEATURES Using Research Evidence demonstrates haw the reader can develop nursing interventions based on current research citations. Nursing Self-Awareness engages the reader in a process of introspection and self-inquiry. Rx Communication provides verbatim examples of possible responses to a client and the rationales far alternatives help the reader apply therapeutic communication principles. Critical Thinking Challenges begin each chapter with a case-based scenario that encourages readers to analyze an issue or an assertion related to the chapter topic. Caring for the Spirit reinforces the inter-connection of body, mind, and spirit far a holistic perspective. Culture, Family, and Medication Icons highlight content that develops cultural competence, includes the family as partners in psychiatric-mental health care, or relates to psychapharmacalagy. Case Studies, Nursing Care Plans, DSM-IV-TR Classification, Client/Family Teaching, MediaLinks, and more! INTERACTIVE MEDIA RESOURCES Free Student CD-ROM an interactive program with NCLEX-style questions and rationales, an audio glossary, animations, video clips, and a link to the Companian Website. Free Companion Website www.prenhall.com/kneisl with additional NCLEX-style review questions, critical thinking activities, case studies, care plan assignments, links to related resources, and more! Online Course Companions for schools using course management systems such as, Blackboard, WebCT, and Course Compass.Wilson, Holly Skodol is the author of 'Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130415820 and ISBN 0130415820.