Mental Health Nursing

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Mental Health Nursing
2012-02-01 17:47:04
Vocabulary Chapter One

Mental Health and Mental Illness vocabulary
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  1. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Psychiatric Mental Health (APRN-PMH)
    A nurse generalist who has obtained additional training to provide care as a clinical nurse specialist with advanced nursing expertise or as a nurse practitioner who diagnoses, prescribes, and treats psychiatric disorders.
  2. Basic Level Registered Nurse
    Any nurse with basic training (diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate degree) in nursing
  3. Clinical Epidemiology
    A broad field that addresses what happens after people with illnesses are seen by providers of clinical care
  4. Comorbid Condition
    A condition that occurs along with another disorder
  5. DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision)
    A classification of mental disorders that includes descriptions of diagnostic categories. Is the most widely accepted system of classifying abnormal behaviors used in the U.S. today.
  6. Electronic Health Care
    The provision of health care through methods which are not face-to-face but rather through on electronic medium
  7. Resilience
    The ability to adapt and cope which helps people to face tragedies, loss, trauma, and severe stress
  8. Registered Nurse-Psychiatric Mental Health
    A nurse graduate who possesses a diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree and chooses to work in the specialty of psychiatric mental health nursing
  9. Psychiatry’s definition of mental health
    Mental health that evolves over time and is shaped by the prevailing culture and societal values, reflects changes in cultural norms, society’s expectations, political climates, and even reimbursement criteria by third-party payers
  10. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    This specialty area in nursing and core mental health profession promotes mental health through the nursing process in the treatment of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders
  11. Prevalence
    The total number of cases of a disease within a population at a given time.
  12. Phenomena of concern
    The central interests of a particular discipline. In nursing they are commonly considered to be person, health, environment, and nursing.
  13. Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)
    A classification system which defines and describes patient outcomes to nursing interventions
  14. Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC)
    A listing of research-based nursing intervention labels that provide standardization of expected nursing interventions
  15. Mental Illness
    A clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome marked by the patient’s distress, disability, or the risk of suffering disability or loss of freedom
  16. Mental Health Continuum
    A conceptual line used to represent levels of mental health and mental illness that vary from person to person and vary for a particular person over time
  17. Mental Health
    A state of well-being in which each individual is able to realize his or her own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to the community.
  18. Incidence
    Refers to the number of new cases of mental disorders in a healthy population within a given period of time
  19. Evidence-based practice
    A method of care that integrates the latest and best available research
  20. Epidemiology
    The quantitative study of the distribution of mental disorders in human populations