Contributor: Sandra Thomas
Contributor info: Professor of Nursing
Publication Date: November 2014
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Synopsis: Thomas contributed a chapter, “Management of anger, aggression, and violence,” to this book, which provides thorough coverage of psychiatric mental health nursing organized around the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. With an emphasis on the recovery model, the book follows DSM-5 guidelines and addresses the changes in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria in response to market needs. It also retains an emphasis on the recovery model, which focuses on a patient’s potential for recovery, involving the partnership between patient and health care provider as a journey of transformation, rather than as a set outcome.