Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Second Edition

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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Second Edition

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Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches Across the Life Span


  • Kathleen Tusaie PhD, APRN-BC
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN


This text reinvigorates the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship that is the core of nursing practice. It also relies on our strong history as therapists and introduces a need for integration of all aspects of care, a true holistic approach that characterizes the nursing perspective...The book should serve as a review for nurses who are studying for certification exams [and is] very useful for coursework in DNP programs as well as the masters programs in psychiatric mental health nursing.

-Grayce M. Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita, Ohio State University

From the Foreword

Now in its second edition, this groundbreaking text and reference continues to be the only resource for APRNs to focus on integrative interventions forindividuals with mental health problems across the lifespan. Combining theory and practice, it provides a clear framework for integratingpsychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into advanced practice nursing. The second edition is thoroughlyupdated to reflect current research, new classifications in DSM 5, genetic testing, and increased use of telemental health delivery. It builds upon itslifespan focus and updates quick-access pediatric pointers and aging alerts. Additionally, the resource incorporates the 2014 publication of the ANA Scopeand Standards of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, offers a new focus on QSEN requirements, and responds to the need to reduce health disparities andaddress cultural considerations.

Organized around psychiatric syndromes, the text covers neurobiology, theory and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and CAMinterventions. It provides a virtual buffet of clear treatment options in the form of well-designed decision trees and accompanying explanatory narratives.The text also includes a section on such special considerations as substance misuse, medical problems, pregnancy, and forensic issues that often co-occurwith psychiatric syndromes. Concise, clear language and abundant charts, graphs, and algorithms enhance the books’ value in supporting sound clinicalreasoning.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Thoroughly updated, evidence-based content
  • Encompasses new research
  • Presents three completely new chapters on Integrative Management of Impulse Control, Telehealth, and Quality Improvement and Evidence-BasedPractice
  • Includes the expertise of new contributors
  • Reflects DSM 5 updates, ANA Standard of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, and QSEN standards
  • Updates quick-access Pediatric Pointers and Aging Alerts

Key Features:

  • Integrates theory and practice
  • Simplifies complex concepts using clear language while retaining depth of information
  • Supports clinical decision-making skills through easy-to-follow Decision Trees
  • Organized around psychiatric syndromes
  • Edited by internationally acclaimed practitioner/educators

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 28, 2016
  • Page Count 760
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826132536

About The Author(s) 

Kathleen R. Tusaie, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC,

is Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Lead Faculty, Psychiatric NP Program, University of Akron. She has also been in private practice since 1988. Dr. Tusaie is certified as a PMH RN (AACN), and as a CNS (AACN). In addition, she holds certificates in Advanced Pharmacology, Multicultural Nursing, EMDR, Psychoneuroimumunology, Brief Psychotherapy, CBT, Clinical Hypnosis, and as a Bowan Family Therapist. In addition to the University of Akron, she has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University School of Nursing. Dr. Tusaie’s clinical experience has been in psychiatric nursing. She has researched and published widely on psychiatric nursing topics and has presented at national conferences, including APNA ENRS and MNRS. Dr. Tusaie has been the PI or co-PI in five funded research projects and has received many awards and honors.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,

is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the

American Journal of Nursing

Book of the Year Award 20 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, and serves as Editor of three nursing journals. Her most recent Springer Publishing books are

Nursing Concept Analysis: Application to Research and Practice (2016); and Theory in Nursing: Application to Research and Practice (2014)

, both co-edited with Geraldine McCarthy, and

Encyclopedia of Nursing Education,

co-edited with Mary Jane Smith and Roger Carpenter (2015). She also co-edited, with Kathleen Tusaie, the first edition of

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches