Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Approx. 150 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
August 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380704
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This practical and highly accessible workbook allows students and practitioners-in-training to gain the skills and knowledge needed in order to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric mental status examination. This rich selection of pedagogical content, which includes case studies, activities, chapter glossaries, and study questions, reinforces the terms and concepts that are related to key assessment areas. Each chapter functions as a distinct unit and allows readers to pick and choose relevant material, and lays the groundwork to help clinicians effectively assess patients for potential psychopathology, suicidal or homicidal ideation, and psychosis.

Written at an introductory level, the Fundamentals of the Psychiatric Mental Status Examination is an essential tool for students in health, nursing, occupational therapy, and social work programs, as well as any specialist employed in the areas of mental health and addiction.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychiatric Mental Status Examination
Chapter 2: Preparing to Complete a Psychiatric Mental Status Examination, by Linda Cavanaugh
Chapter 3: General Description
Chapter 4: Emotional State
Chapter 5: Speech
Chapter 6: Thought Processes
Chapter 7: Thought Content
Chapter 8: Risk Assessment
Chapter 9: Perception
Chapter 10: Cognitive State
Chapter 11: Insight
Chapter 12: Volition
Chapter 13: Physical Functioning
Chapter 14: Putting It All Together
Chapter 15: What Do You Do with a Completed Psychiatric Mental Status Examination?
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Cheryl Webster Pollard

Cheryl Webster Pollard is an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at MacEwan University. She has held positions as a mental health clinical nurse specialist and nurse researcher, and has also held progressive leadership positions within community and tertiary care settings.


“Most MSE guides are highly technical, but this workbook offers a practical approach to MSE. With nothing like this on the market, this book is an excellent contribution and invaluable resource to the field.”

Sonya Jakubec, Mount Royal University

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