A Good Psych Nursing Book

  1. Hello all,
    On the psych ward floors, I know everyone follows the policies and procedure manuals/websites and everything, but in general, do you guys have any opinions on a good psych nursing book? In school we had Stuart/Lauria, but unfortunately I sold it back. Now that I'm interested in purchasing a psych nursing book, I'm wondering should I buy another Stuart/Lauria or do you guys know of a better text?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   GingerSue
    I like Fontaine, Karen Lee "Mental Health Nursing"
  4. by   psychRNBonnie
    Stuart & Laraia's 8th edition is the text that was selected for two of my graduate level courses so far. For my undergrad, we used the Varcarolis text. I saw a link here once with recommendations of other psych-related books which was helpful too; my favorite from that list was "The Day the Voices Stopped" - allows learning in another way! Hope that helps a bit!
  5. by   GingerSue
    what is meant by "learning in another way"?
  6. by   onaszi
    psychiatric nursing by keltner, schwecke, and bostrom.. 5th edition copyright 2006 or 2007 is good.
  7. by   sanctuary
    My favorite is Psychiatric Nursing, by Boyd and Nihart (both named Mary Ann!) Good practical application of clinical information. Lippincott.
  8. by   Halinja
    Sorry, off topic, but ooooooh, sanctuary, I love your avatar!

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