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Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

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Elizabeth Christman, River Falls, WI

Kimberly Ernstmeyer, River Falls, WI

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9781734914160

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

Language: English

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Reviewed by Cindy Tumilty MSN-Ed, Assistant Professor, Tidewater Community College on 12/9/22

This textbook covers the all necessary portions of mental health. The authors cover the material in great detail across the lifespan. I felt the transition of the chapters and material were easy to follow and having a glossary section will be... read more

Reviewed by Susan Fichera, Professor of Nursing, Northern Essex Community College on 11/13/22

This text addresses all necessary areas of mental health, and includes specific information regarding each age group across the lifespan, e.g., Leading Health Indicators across the lifespan." I am most impressed by the clarity and flow of each... read more

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • Standards and Conceptual Approach
  • I. Chapter 1 Foundational Mental Health Concepts
  • II. Chapter 2 Therapeutic Communication and the Nurse-Client Relationship
  • III. Chapter 3 Stress, Coping, and Crisis Intervention
  • IV. Chapter 4 Application of the Nursing Process to Mental Health Care
  • V. Chapter 5 Legal and Ethical Conserations in Mental Health Care
  • VI. Chapter 6 Psychotropic Medications
  • VII. Chapter 7 Depressive Disorders
  • VIII. Chapter 8 Bipolar Disorders
  • IX. Chapter 9 Anxiety Disorders
  • X. Chapter 10 Personality Disorders
  • XI. Chapter 11 Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • XII. Chapter 12 childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • XIII. Chapter 13 Eating Disorders
  • XIV. Chapter 14 Substance Use Disorders
  • XV. Chapter 15 Trauma, Abuse, and Violence
  • XVI. Chapter 16 Community Assessment
  • XVII. Chapter 17 Vulnerable Populations
  • XVIII. Chapter 18 Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness
  • XIX. Answer Key

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About the Book

This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Mental Health and Community Concepts course (543-110), the NCLEX-RN Test Plan, 1 and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Education Council’s Crosswalk Toolkit: Defining and Using Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Education. 2 Mental health and community health concepts are discussed while emphasizing stress management techniques, healthy coping strategies, referrals to community resources, and other preventative interventions. Nursing care for individuals with specific mental health and substance use disorders is examined, and the nurse’s role in community health needs assessments and caring for vulnerable populations is introduced.

The e-book is free and can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF or other formats for offline use. Affordable print versions are also published in collaboration with XanEdu and are available on Amazon and in college bookstores. 

About the Contributors


Elizabeth Christman, DNP, RN, CNE

Kimberly Ernstmeyer, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, APNP-BC

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