Rely on the distinctive voice and dedicated vision of Mary C. Townsend to provide the most clearly written, comprehensive text for psychiatric mental health nursing. Follow an evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice that focuses on both biological and behavioural components. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 7th Edition adds a new emphasis on therapeutic communication and offers up-to-date coverage of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiatives. Plus, a BONUS CD-ROM provides additional practice with an electronic workbook and NCLEX-style questions, including alternate-item format questions. The features new to this edition are: Clinical Pearls identifying important clinical information throughout; the latest terminology, interventions, and techniques for nursing care plans; NCLEX style chapter end questions; Nursing diagnoses from "NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions & Classification, 2009-2011"; Psychotropic drugs approved since the publication of the 6th Edition; Chapter on Mood Disorders now divided into 2 chapters - Depression and Bipolar Disorders. This title offers an evidence-based, holistic approach that focuses on both the biological and behavioral components of mental illness. It includes in-depth explanations of nursing interventions; patient Outcomes presented as measurable short- and long-term goals; and, coverage of electronic documentation.