Psychiatric Care and Mental Health in the Community
Review the attached PowerPoint presentation. Once done answer the following questions
1. What types of challenges have you encountered in working with patients with mental health issues? How do you feel these challenges would be different in a community-based setting? Would it be easier or more difficult and why?
2. Discuss scenarios in which community health nurses might encounter ethical issues related to mental health. Examples could include hospice patients wanting to end their lives or asking nurses to give them too much medication; school nurses having students confide things to them that indicate serious mental health issues; nurses working in homeless shelters whose patients are abusing drugs and potentially exposing others to a communicable disease, etc.
As stated in the syllabus the assignment must be presented in an APA format word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum on the discussion board. A minimum of 3 evidenced-based references must be used. References must be no older than 5 years. A minimum of 700 words is required.
Chapter 27 Psychiatric Care and Mental Health in the Community
The Unique Role and Perspective of Psychiatric–Mental Health
Engages in therapeutic use of self
Nursing in Caring for the Public’s Health
Patterns of disease
Methods of control and prevention of health problems
Definition of Mental Health
Mental health involves connection of body, mind, and spirit, in mental and physical wholesomeness.
History of Mental Health in the Community
Early humanitarian reform in mental health
Community mental health reform in the 1960s
History and Spirit of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing in the Community
State of the science of psychiatric–mental health nursing
Levels of psychiatric–mental health nursing practice
Individuals and Population Groups Needing Psychiatric–Mental Health Services
Loss, death, separation
Illness—acute and chronic
Stress and coping
Individuals and Population Groups Needing Psychiatric–Mental Health Services (cont.)
Victims of violence
Models for Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Practice
Public health model
Primary care model
Primary mental health care model
Using reflection in nursing education and practice
Using a phenomenological perspective:
Understanding the public’s mental health lived experience, one person at a time