Mental Health Nursing

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  1. A state of emotional, psychological, and social wellness evidenced by satisfying interpersonal relationships, effective behavior and coping, positive self-concept, and emotional stability.
    What is mental health?
  2. Significant, behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern occurring in a person and associated with a painful symptom, impairment of functioning, risk of death, pain, disability, or important loss of freedom.
    What is mental illness?
  3. Deliberate shift from institutional care in state hospitals to community facilities.
    What is deinstitutionalization?
  4. Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) , Lithium, MAOI’s antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines are used to treat mental illness.
    What is psychotropic drugs?
  5. Process of a nurse gaining recognition of his or her own feelings, beliefs, and attitudes.
    What is self-awareness?
  6. Reports current medical conditions that are potentially relevant to understanding or managing the person’s mental disorder as well as medical conditions that help to understand the person.
    What is Axis III?
  7. Identifies all major psychiatric disorders except mental retardation and personality disorders.
    What is Axis I?
  8. Rates the person’s overall psychological functioning on a scale of 0-100.
    What is Axis V?
  9. Describes prominent maladaptive personality features and defense mechanisms.
    What is Axis II?
  10. Provide a standardized language for all mental health professionals. Present defining characteristics or symptoms that separate specific diagnoses. Assist in identifying the underlying causes of disorders
    What are the 3 purposes of the DSM-IV-TR?
  11. People with severe and persistent mental illness have shorter hospital stays, but are admitted to hospitals more frequently.
    What is the revolving door effect?
  12. Developed by professional organizations to describe the responsibilities for which nurses are accountable.
    What are the standards of care?
  13. Twelve areas of concern that mental health nurses focus on when caring for clients.
    State of dynamic equilibrium of the internal environment of the body that is being consistently regulated in response to internal and external changes.
  14. Management of care of a case-by-case basis which represented an effort to provide necessary services while containing cost.
    What is case management?
  15. Objectives for mental health that were developed to improve identification, diagnosis and treatment of people in addition to providing more services for juveniles and adults who are incarcerated and have mental health problems.
    What is healthy people 2010?
  16. Planned objective observation is essential for planning helpful nursing intervention. All behavior has a purpose. Effective observation of behavior is necessary in order to discover repeated patterns of behavior, and the unmet needs, which the particular behavior is attempting to meet. ………….
    What is the General Principle #15?
  17. Healing is facilitated in an environment, which accepts and encourages expression of strong emotions. Some segments of our culture place a premium on avoiding the expression of strong emotions. Many people feel uncomfortable or are uncertain about their actions when such emotions are expressed…….Frank expression of strong emotions is healthy, especially when it is calmly accepted.
    What is General Principle #10?
  18. Cultural variables bring about differences that are significant in planning care; however, human beings have the same basic needs.
    What is General Principle #3?
  19. Any effort to use intellect and/or reason in dealing with a person’s ideas or beliefs that have a strong emotional component must be avoided. The major focus in psychosocial nursing is upon the feeling aspect as it relates to self-message and perceptions. The problem exists because most of us have learned to believe that change in behavior is easily produced by the use of reason… We all have “blind spots” which overrides all facts and all reason. The more beliefs are challenged, the more vigorously they are defended.
    What is General Principle #12?
  20. Unless given specific directions to the contrary, the interpretation of his/her behavior to a person should be avoided. Interpretation is defined as telling the person about the meaning of his behavior or explaining his unconscious motives. The ideal goal of therapy is to help the person to such a degree of emotional security that he can develop and use an understanding of his behavior.
    What is General Principle #16?
  21. Concept designed to purposely control the balance between the quality of care provided and the cost of that care.
    What is managed care?
  22. The nurse allows the person to do their own care without medical or other professional consultation.
    What is self-care?
  23. Differences among groups of people occurring due to ancestry and location of original residence.
    What is cultural diversity?
  24. The imaginary line of which we are all on, none of us in the same place, in relation to our wellness or lack of wellness.
    What is the Health Illness Continuum?
  25. State of dynamic equilibrium of the internal environment of the body that is being consistently regulated in response to internal and external changes.
    What is homeostatis?
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