Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing

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Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing

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Seventh Edition

SHEILA L. VIDEBECK, PhD, RN Professor Emeritus

Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, Iowa

Illustrations by Cathy J. Miller

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Videbeck, Sheila L., author. | Miller, C. J. (Cathy J.), illustrator. Title: Psychiatric-mental health nursing / Sheila L. Videbeck ; illustrations by Cathy J. Miller. Description: Seventh edition. | Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016018623 | eISBN 9781496355911 Subjects: | MESH: Psychiatric Nursing | Mental Disorders—nursing | Nurse-Patient Relations Classification: LCC RC440 | NLM WY 160 | DDC 616.89/0231—dc23 LC record available at

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