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Psychosocial Nursing

Four Health Promotion Successess Tobacco Control, Reduction of road trauma, HIV/AIDs control, Skin Cancer prevention
Some Major health and social issues of our time Illicit drugs, Depression, suicide, Road trauma, Alcohol, tobacco, Problem gambling, Eating disorders, Early drop out from school, crime
Risk factors to harmful behavior Poverty, Low attachment to ones community, school, family and work place, Parental alcohol and drug use, family conflict, Marital instability, friends engaging in problem behaviors
Protective factors to harmful behavior Sense of belonging, good relationships within or outside the family, positive achievements, stability and security
Mental Health is the embodiment of social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
Mental Health provides what vitality necessary for active living, to achieve goals and to interact with one another in ways that are respectful and just
Key Determinants of Mental Health Social inclusion, Freedom from discimination and violence, Economic participation
Bullying may be responsible for what up to 30% of depressive symptoms among high school students in Australia
Highier levels of self reported discrimination were associated with what Poorer Mental Health
Who experiences highier levels of depression, anxiety and distress, together with lower self esteem and confidence Unemployed workers
Determinants Social inclusion, diversity, economic participation
Treatment Facilities include Outpatient services, Residential treatment centers, sustaining care centers, day-treatment centers, mental health units
What are out patient services provided by local health department, community centers provide therapy through psychiatrist, social workers, psychologist,and nurses
Residential Treatment Center provides for the individuals day to day living, may be private home or a foster home that has met state guidelines, pts must be evaluated and their condition stabilized before being placed
Where do pts usually go following hospitalization Residential Treatment Center
Sustaining Care Center Similar to Nursing Home, Individual reside at center, Individual have some functional skills and are further guided by professional, structured program of social activities
Day-Treatment Centers clients who are emotionally dysfunctional, goal too increase
Mental Health Units Frequently located in the local community, geared toward short-term or emergency needs, self-direction and personal initiative are among the goals, care is given until the individual can return to the community
Reentry a person who has been confined or isolated for a period of time must go through a process
Stigma of mental illness Person seen as mentally ill or "crazy" for the rest of their lives, Often feared or ignored, neighbors and friends aviod person
Duty to Warn Others Tarasoff vs. The Regents of the University of California, failure to warn, if it results i injury to the threatened person, can lead to civil damages for malpractice
False Imprisonment Unlawful restraint of an individuals personal liberty or the unlawful restraint or confinement of an individual
Voluntary Patients Vast majority, seek help, when ready to leave signs themselves out
Involuntary Patients Mental illness, individuals who are a danger to self or others
Involuntary patients (3 Cateogories) Emergency care, short-term observation and treatment, long-term commitment(3,6,12 months)
Created by: arookard
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