1st Edition

Psychiatric Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis of Adults for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses

By Kunsook S. Bernstein, Robert Kaplan Copyright 2023
    176 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    176 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This text provides a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to psychiatric mental health assessment and diagnosis in advanced nursing practice. 

    Taking a clinical, case-based approach, this textbook is designed to support graduate nursing students who are studying psychiatric mental health nursing as they develop their reasoning and decision-making skills. It presents:

    • Therapeutic communication and psychiatric interviewing techniques, alongside basic psychiatric terminologies.
    • The major psychiatric diagnoses, drawing on the DSM-5.
    • A step-by-step guide to conducting a comprehensive psychiatric mental health assessment.
    • Case examples demonstrating assessment across major psychopathologies.
    • Good practice for conducting mental health evaluations.

    This is an essential text for all those undertaking psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs and a valuable reference for advanced practice nurses in clinical practice. 

    1.Therapeutic Interviewing and Mental Health Evaluation of Adults.  2.Case-Based Differential Diagnostic Mental Health Evaluation for Adults.  3.Practice Guidelines for the Assessment of Risk for Violent Behaviors during the Psychiatric Evaluation.  4.Practice Guidelines for Cultural Assessments


    Kunsook S. Bernstein is Professor Emerita at Hunter College School of Nursing, City University of New York, where she taught advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner students and coordinated the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. Her primary area of research is Asian American immigrants’ mental health and healthcare disparities.

    Robert Kaplan is Advanced Senior Lecturer and Co-Principal Investigator of the Writing Research Lab in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He teaches research writing to advanced undergraduate STEM students and is a science editor for public health researchers.