Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts
Elizabeth Christman, River Falls, WI
Kimberly Ernstmeyer, River Falls, WI
Copyright Year: 2022
ISBN 13: 9781734914160
Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College
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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
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 helpful to the reader. They made sure to be inclusive and demonstrate the many areas that care for mental health clients.
Being a mental health nurse, I was impressed to see the book accurately make the reader aware of the various agencies and resources that are available. I did check out several of the links and they were working correctly.
As a mental health nurse who worked during the pandemic, I saw first hand how everyone was impacted. I feel the text covers all populations well. I was impressed by how the separate chapter gave the reader such insight. The authors did a good job of threading the cultural interventions throughout the text.
I feel the text is presented very clear and easy for the reader to follow. The reader has the learning activities in each chapter that were easy to follow and understand.
The text is presented in a consistent format. Having the same layout of material, I feel makes it easier for the novice mental health reader to understand.
The content is divided fairly and makes it,I feel, easier for the reader to absorb the information and it is clearly expounded upon.
The chapters are presented in a consistent format thus making the novice and expert (student and instructor) able to have a better understanding.
The connection of the material presented and the provided links are smooth and there did not appear to be any gaps in the material presented.
I read several chapters and glossaries from start to end carefully and I did not notice any grammatical errors.
I feel the text incorporated awareness, understanding, and responsiveness to the values, beliefs, and customs fairly.
I enjoyed this text. As mentioned, as a mental health nurse and instructor, I found this text to a great possible adaptation for our students. The text was presented very nicely. Great job.
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
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 chapter. The Learning Objectives are clearly stated. The Glossary is very helpful, and the Index is inclusive.
There are many links that bring you directly to related content, seamlessly.
In Ch 16, Community Assessment, Florence Nightingale is referenced for her focus on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The images are helpful, and demonstrate the array of places that both screenings and interventions takes place, - including school nurse's contribution which is often overlooked.
This book site many, many lead agencies and links you to the site! Healthy People 2030, SAMHSA, and many Needs Assessment tools, and other Evidence Based resources.
Citations are also very recent.
This book is up to date, discussing the COVID Pandemic, and it's effect on Nursing. It has Sociocultural and Culturally Competent Interventions. That is an important aspect of nursing care.
It addresses Health Equities and Inequities, and supports the learning by presenting the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) by presenting the imaging from the document, which enlivens the reading experience.
Also, "Vulnerable Populations" are addressed in a separate chapter, but linked through the Community chapter, which is very helpful.
The font is pleasing, the images are helpful and supportive to the text which is very clear.
Each chapter follows the same format. I really appreciated the Learning Activities that are included at the end of the chapter. Also, the Glossary is at each chapter's end.
Chapters are clearly delineated. The book is also paginated, of course!
Yes, as mentioned, each chapter has the same organization, so the teacher and the student know what to expect.
Navigation and links are seamless, and thoughtfully placed.
I read 2 chapters and glossaries carefully. I did not note any issues.
This text has a focus on equity, and many images make that point wordlessly.
It's great! I applaud the Editors:
Kimberly Ernstmeyer, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, APNP-BC
Dr. Elizabeth Christman, DNP, RN, CNE
Table of Contents
- 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
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