SECTION I: THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Chapter 1: Mental health trends and the current and historic role of the professional nurse.
Chapter 2: Interpersonal relations: the cornerstone of psychiatric nursing; use of interpersonal nursing theories and models to guide practice in the nurse - patient relationship.
Chapter 3: Therapeutic use of self and Therapeutic Communication: From self discovery to interpersonal skill integration.
Chapter 4: Boundary management.
Section II: HEALTH PROMOTION AND ILLNESS PREVENTION
Chapter 5: Nursing Interventions: Clinical Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Counseling Interventions.
Chapter 6: Crisis intervention
Chapter 7: Case management
Chapter 8. Risk factors for prevalent mental illness and nursing interventions for prevention.
Chapter 9: Systems Concepts and working in groups
Chapter 10: Theories of mental illness: Psychodynamic, Social, Cognitive, Behavioral, Humanistic, and Biological influences.
SECTION III: ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS
Chapter 11: Thought disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, delusional, etc)
Chapter 12: Affective disorders (depressive, bi-polar, and suicide)
Chapter 13: Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorders, PTSD)
Chapter 14: Personality disorders
Chapter 15: Addictive disorders
Chapter 16: Cognitive disorders (dementia, Alzheimer's)
Chapter 17: Impulse control disorders
Chapter 18: Sexual disorders
Chapter 19: Eating disorders
Chapter 20: Psychological problems of physically ill persons
SECTION IV: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Chapter 21: Working with children
Chapter 22: Concerns regarding adolescents
Chapter 23: Issues specific to the elderly
Chapter 24: Victims and victimizers
SECTION V: STANDARDS OF CARE and HEALTH CARE SETTINGS
Chapter 25: Standards of mental health care; ANA Guidelines: In-Patient, Outpatient and Settings other than primary mental health care.
Chapter 26: Mental health concerns of vulnerable populations at risk.
SECTION VI: ETHICAL and LEGAL ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Chapter 27:Cultural, Ethnic, and Spiritual Concepts
Chapter 28: Ethical and Legal Principles