This text focused throughout on helping you develop the skills and knowledge you will need on the job, this practical book explores the full psychiatric nursing curriculum and gives you opportunities to practice specific nursing interventions, build therapeutic communication skills, and apply content within the framework of the nursing process. A study guide built into every chapter helps you master key concepts and build critical reasoning skills. This text helps you to identify major disorders through clinical vignettes that paint a picture of the disorder in action. it prepare you for effective practice with Best Practice boxes. it also increase your clinical decision-making skills with the Psych Nursing Online Video Series that shows realistic patient scenarios, and then asks you to make decisions and answer questions.