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when does a rite of passage occur?
when there is a role change
when is a person considered mentally healthy?
- when he possesses:
- -knowledge of self
- -meets basic needs
- -assumes responsibility of behavior
- -learned to integrate thoughts, feelings, actions
- -resolve conflicts
occurs when an individual is not able to view herself clearly or has a distorted view of self, is unable to maintain satisfying relationships, and unable to adapt to environment
clinically significant behavior or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individualand is associated with present distress
negative response to stimuli that are percieved as threatening
impairment in one or more important areas of functioning
what is the purpose of a psychiatric setting?
- - provide supervision and safety
- -includes clients w/ a variety of disorders
- -involves variety of professionals
an individuals loss of recognition of reality
hearing/seeing voices or images or things that others cannot hear or see
feeling despondant, sad, and with no energy and no sense of the future
condition where person has excessive energy, exhibits abnormal excitability, and has an exaggerated sense of well being
what are manic clients at risk for?
what does the mental health staff consist of?
- 1. psychiatric nurse
- 2. psychiatric nurse practitioner
- 3. psychiatrist
- 4. psychologist
- 5. psychiatric social worker
- 6. activity/recreational therapist
- 7. occupational therapist
- 8. certified counselor
- 9. psychiatric technician/aide
- 10. student nurse
role is to manage the in/out patient nursing care of clients. administer meds, establish outcome, implement plan of care, include client/family teaching
provides psychotherpy; prescribes psychotropic medications; manages and coordinates client care
psychiatric nurse/advanced practice/practitioner
manages pT care; admits pT to hospital; prescribes medication; may provide in depth psychotherapy
manages care; provides individual or group therapy; skilled in behavioral assessment adn interventions
provides care that integrates hospital and community services; skilled in individual and group work
psychiatric social worker
provides recreation and diversional activities
provides vocational counseling and activitiesdesigned to prepare clients for job related skills
provides supervision of clients under the supervision of the RN
provides care to selected and assigned clients
what are the tools of psychiatric nursing?
listening, watching, and being present