Fundamentals of the Psychiatric Mental Status Examination: A Workbook (Paperback)
Psychiatric mental status examinations are part of the job of nurses, physicians, and many others in the field of mental health and addictions. In this highly accessible guide, Cheryl Webster Pollard introduces students and emerging practitioners to the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct a comprehensive examination. Fundamentals of the Psychiatric Mental Status Examination is an interactive workbook containing case studies, activities, and study questions to guide students through the process of administering the examination and documenting the information.
Each chapter explores a distinct aspect of the assessment, allowing readers to focus on key areas of interest. Students will learn how to assess for potential psychopathology, psychosis, and suicidal or homicidal ideation, and will examine unique cultural and age considerations that may affect individual experiences. Well-suited to a wide range of disciplines, including health, nursing, social work, and occupational therapy, this workbook's practical approach and rich pedagogical content make it an ideal resource for new and aspiring practitioners in these fields.
- Offers the psychiatric mental status examination in manageable, easily digested pieces
- Includes case studies with discussion questions and activities that relate to specific cultural and age factors
- Presents in-depth examples that support a wide range of learners