• Managing Medication Adherence in the Community
    community Assignment Pierre Galea MSc Mental Health Nursing NUR 5116 Professional Issues In Mental Health Nursing Introduction In mental health, from the discovery of the drug Chlorpromazine in the 1950’s, which was a major breakthrough in the treatment of mental illness, medication played an important...
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  • Developing Autonomous Practice in Mental Health Nursing
    case study of a patient with Schizophrenia, whom I cared for during my recent clinical specialist placement in a medium secure unit. The patient personal and psychiatric history would be given. The patient current psychological, sociological and physiological needs will be looked at by using published therapeutic...
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  • A Critical Evaluation of the Engagement and Psychosocial Asessment of a Client Living with Psychosis in the Health and Social Care Practitioners Work Setting.
    engagement and psychosocial assessment of a client living with psychosis in the community. It provides a critical and analytical account which encapsulates assessments, psycho education, problem solving, implementation and evaluation of strategies used. I will also use Gibbs (1988) model of reflection to reflect...
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  • Reflection
    skills used to assess the bio-psycho-social needs of a patient in mental health care. The model of reflection chosen is Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle (cited in Bulman and Shultz 2004). I have chosen this model because the cyclical nature of the model encourages further reflection and will assist the link...
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  • Mental Health Assessment Skills
    The assignment will discuss the importance of assessment in Mental Health nursing, focusing on a 54 year old lady suffering from major depression. The Department of Health (DoH, 2010) pointed out that depression is a disorder of mood and may be characterised by low mood and feelings of unhappiness, exhaustion...
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  • Diabetes; a Contemporary Approach. Managing Diabetes in a Patient with Enduring Mental Health Problems.
    Introduction Lavinia had suffered a relapse in her mental health and had been using illicit drugs and alcohol to combat the disturbing positive symptoms of her illness and had stopped taking any of her prescribed medications. The nursing assessment indicated that the first issue to deal with was her...
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  • Risk Assessment and Evidence Based Practice
    The focus in mental health services is now firmly upon developing treatments and interventions that impact positively on the individual’s life situation, thereby increasing both self –management and determination and contributing to recovery. More recently, professional mental health practice has seen...
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  • Treatment of Schizophrenia
    II. TREATMENT MODALITIES FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA Management of schizophrenia depends largely on medications and on psychosocial interventions. No single approach is widely considered effective for all patients, though in the United States and most Western countries, psychiatric medication is...
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  • Psycho Education- Family Systems
    has many different models each model includes common elements. The different models of family psycho education include single and multiple family groups, mixed groups that include patient and family members, groups of varying duration, and groups that focus on families and the patient at different stages...
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  • karty
    Elaine Murdoch NURS 4260 November 25, 2013 In addition to utilizing the Mental Status Examination, there are also specific questions that are needed to ask Sean as part of the initial assessment process. To begin, we must ask simple, open-ended questions. It is priority is to establish...
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  • Community Mental Health Nursing: Jack of all trades and master of none
    Title: Community Mental Health Nursing:Jack-of-all-trades and Master of None or a necessarily Versatile Profession Abstract The aim of this study was to explore whether Mental Health Nurses truly understand their role and whether they base their professional identity on united views about the unique...
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  • A Critical Reflective and Analytical Research Based Written Conceptualisation and Therapeutic Plan for a Common Human Problem in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy Terms.
    A critical reflective and analytical research based written conceptualisation and therapeutic plan for a common human problem in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy terms. This essay has been particularly difficult for the writer to achieve due to the challenges they face in the transition from a Person...
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  • Evaluate Evidence for a Psychological Intervention for Schizophrenia
    psychological intervention for schizophrenia. Is there sufficient evidence to justify its use? There are perhaps two main prongs to the development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an intervention for schizophrenia, the first being based upon the sizable research that centre on family interventions, which...
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  • Antispsychotices for the Treatmetns of Schizophrenia
    | Antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia: likelihood to be helped or harmed, understanding proximal and distal benefits and risks.Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 8.7 (July 2008): p.1079(13). (10587 words) Hide details Show details Author(s): | Leslie Citrome and Joshua Kantrowitz.  | ...
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  • Improving Medication Concordance in Mental Health- a Review of the Literature
    Improving Medication Concordance in Mental Health- A Review of the Literature Where a man is against his will, that to him is a prison. Epictetus Abstract There has been much discussion on why concordance with antipsychotic medication and treatment appears to differ from other fields of...
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  • Long Term Conditions
    year old man with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. This is a chronic psychiatric disorder related to loss of contact with reality. Symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions, changed feelings and behaviours, several of which must be recurring for one month (World Health Organisation or WHO, 2007), (Appendix...
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  • Psych Research
    Child/Pediatric Psychologist: Deaconess Clinic is seeking a full-time child/pediatric psychologist specializing in behavioral intervention strategies who will be part of a Behavioral Health team comprised of seven providers. The primary responsibility of this position will be to deliver outpatient diagnostic...
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  • Self Awareness
    and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders which includes major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Most of the origin of psychiatry’s concepts are rooted in the past, beginning with prehistoric times. The Greeks recognized the significance of emotions in mental disorders. & as to...
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  • Is Personality Disorders Just One Condition
    Personality Disorders Just One Condition? 03/17/2013 After the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and the theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, mental health issues have been highlighted in the media recently and have concluded that the perpetrators were diagnosed with having personality disorders. Before...
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  • Motivational Interviewing
    and resistance. Motivational interviewing is a proven and effective way to: * Engage individuals with co-occurring disorders * Develop therapeutic relationships * Determine individualized goals Motivational interviewing is used for the treatment of many conditions. Specific strategies have...
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