Mental Health

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Difference between a voluntary client and one detained under the Mental Health Act 2009. A voluntary patient is one that makes the decision and is capable of making the decision to seek treatment in a centre, and is able to leave if they decide to.

A detention and treatment order authorizes the detention of a person in a treatment centre so that psychiatric treatment can be given. People who are subject to detention and treatment orders are required to stay in the center and receive treatment for a mental illness, even if they do not want to. People who are detained can also be required to receive treatment for any other illness(Mental Health Act 2009). When admitted to an open or closed mental health unit, every client provides a urine sample for testing of illicit drugs such as marihuana, amphetamines and opiates. Explain why this happens and your responsibility as an enrolled/division 2 nurse in this situation. To determine if a person’s behaviour is the result of using illicit drugs or is a contributing factor to a dual diagnosis. The use of drugs increases risk of mental illness, cannabis increases the risk of depression and schizophrenia later in life.

The treatment of a person with substance abuse requires treatment of withdraw from the drugs and problems associated with it, denial, ineffective coping, low self-esteem, as well as the mental health condition.

The role of an EN would be to work under the supervision of a RN in a mental health assessment and recording data, consisting of two parts, psychiatric history and mental state exam
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