This compact guide provides a wealth of easy-to-access nursing interventions for managing common behavior problems encountered in the home health and community-based care setting. Divided into two units, this invaluable reference offers an organized method for finding the information you need when you need it. Part I examines the basics and covers all important aspects of behavior management in the home, including content on communication skills, safety and crisis intervention skills, basic defensive, protective, and coping mechanisms, family dynamics and solutions to common home management problems, use of the mental status exam and other assessment tools in the home setting, and an In-Home Behavior Health Outcomes Measurement System. Part II lists more than 70 behaviors -- including 40 categories of behavior problems -- which are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced to facilitate thorough access. Each entry includes a short narrative description; guidelines on behavior identification and diagnosis; general medical management; medications for symptom management; and nursing management, nursing goals, client goals, outcomes for both the client and the care giver. The assessment materials and reference/resource/information listings at the end of the book provide a useful network for home healthcare professionals.