Title Fast Facts about PTSD
Subtitle A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals
Author Lisa Y. Adams
ISBN 9780826170088
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 250
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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This is a concise, quick-access guide to the full continuum of care for all major health care professionals working with individuals suffering from PTSD. The most comprehensive book available about caring for this population, it encompasses the history of PTSD, its theoretical underpinnings, and complete instructions for conducting a full screening, assessment, and diagnosis for people with PTSD. Designed to facilitate speedy access to information, the guide consists of short paragraphs, bulleted information, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes containing critical points.

This book presents information about the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD, from young victims of bullying to rape/sexual assault victims, and why they are at risk. It includes information for intervention with people of all ages and backgrounds, and includes abundant case scenarios depicting real-life situations. The book also provides important information about strategies for coping with PTSD and, when possible, prevention. Written for both students and practicing health care professionals, it includes everything RNs and APRNs need to be aware of when working with individuals or groups of people suffering from PTSD.

Key Features:

  • Delivers complete practice guidelines for frontline health care professionals who work with individuals with PTSD
  • Includes information on the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD and why they are at risk
  • Provides real-life case scenarios of individuals with PTSD
  • Covers the practice continuum, offering guidance for intervening with people of different ages and situations
  • Offers objectives, case studies, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes



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Chapter 1. Understanding Stress, Mental Health, and Mental Illness

Chapter 2. Trauma


Chapter 3. PTSD 101

Chapter 4. Who Suffers or Is at Risk?

Chapter 5. The Impact of Traumatic Events

Chapter 6. The Long-Term Impact of PTSD


Chapter 7. Prevention of PTSD

Chapter 8. Clinical Interventions

Chapter 9. Treatment Interventions

Chapter 10. Coping With PTSD

Chapter 11. Community Involvement

Chapter 12. Cultural Implications

Chapter 13. Special Population Considerations

Chapter 14. Future Trends and Directions for Treating PTSD


About the Author:

Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN, has a 25-year history of progressive leadership positions in the areas of seniors, mental health, and addictions. She has conducted eight peer-reviewed research studies and has published 22 articles, and is currently working with a professor from Harvard University to publish many more. Dr. Adams is an active volunteer in a variety of organizations in Newfoundland, Canada, and is a member of many professional associations in both Canada and the United States. She is also an award-winning author who has been recognized by the Journal of American Nursing for her previously published book, Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers (Springer Publishing, 2014).

Target Audience:

Useful for students and all major health care professionals working with individuals suffering from PTSD.


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