Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice 2 nd Edition
Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice 2nd Edition -
Chapter 1. The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice
The nurses new job description at the generalist level of practice reflects the definition of psychiatricmental
health nursing and the PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Standards of Practice (ANA, APNA, ISPN). In which
of the following areas might the nurse plan programs and intervention to fulfill employment expectations?
Standard Text: Select all that apply.
1. Stress management strategies
2. Early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders
3. Parenting classes for new parents
4. Family and group psychotherapy
5. Medication teaching for anti-anxiety medications
Correct Answer: 1,3,4,5
Rationale 1: Stress management strategies address health, wellness, and care of mental health problems and
are appropriate for psychiatricmental health nursing at the generalist level of practice.
Rationale 2: Early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders is generally not consistent with the definition or
practice of psychiatricmental health nursing especially at the generalist level.
Rationale 3: Parenting classes for new parents provide teaching that is consistent with the prevention of
mental health problems and is consistent with psychiatricmental health nursing at the generalist level of
Rationale 4: Family and group psychotherapy is consistent at the advanced practice registered nurse level but
not the generalist level.
Rationale 5: Medication teaching for anti-anxiety medications promotes quality of care for persons with
psychiatric disorders and is vital for psychiatricmental health nursing practice at the generalist level of practice.
Cognitive Level: Applying
Client Need: Psychosocial Integrity
Client Need Sub:
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Nursing Process: Planning
Learning Outcome: Apply knowledge of current practice and professional performance standards to the
delivery of contemporary psychiatricmental health nursing.
The nurse is serving on a committee charged with reviewing the roles and responsibilities of the nurses on the
psychiatric unit. Which publication should the nurse bring to the first meeting?
1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
2. American Nurses Credentialing Center certification requirements
3. American Nurses Association, Code of Ethics
4. PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Standards of Practice
Correct Answer: 4