Mental Health Nursing

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Mental Health Nursing
2012-02-03 00:36:42
Vocabulary Chapter Eight

The Nursing Process and Standards of Care for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
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  1. Evidence-based practice
    A method of care that integrates the latest and best available research
  2. Health teaching
    Identification of the health education needs of the patient and teaching of basic physical and mental health principles
  3. Mental status examination (MSE)
    A formal assessment of cognitive functions such as intelligence, thought processes, and capacity for insight
  4. Milieu therapy
    A general term for any therapeutic setting that focuses on control of the environment (both physical and social) to effect positive change
  5. Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC)
    A listing of research-based nursing intervention labels that provide standardization of expected nursing interventions
  6. Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)
    A classification system which defines and describes patient outcomes to nursing interventions
  7. Outcome criteria
    Hoped-for outcomes that reflect the maximal level of patient health that can realistically be achieved through nursing interventions
  8. 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
  9. Psychosocial assessment
    Provides additional information from which to develop a plan of care
  10. Self-care activities
    Eating, attending to hygiene, eating, and toileting that are necessary to live independently as an adult