“The National Institute of Mental Health authorized monies for research and demonstration focused on assisting persons with mental illness in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment” (Harris, H., Maloney, D., & Rother, F., 2004). The overall intent of The National Institute of Mental Health 1946 was get to the source of the problems faced in mental health by providing money so that proper research could be done which in return would provide evidence and support of the real issues in order to appropriately assist those in need and to prevent these issues from occurring. Federal commissions on mental health are few and far between; however, the United
Introduction to Mental Health And Therapeutic Interventions DO130023S Introduction to Mental Health and Therapeutic Interventions Mental health nursing is, first and foremost, concerned with helping people find meaning in their lives and assisting them in the process of recovery. However we cannot do this effectively unless we are prepared to hear service users’ accounts of their difficulties and recognise the value of their own preferences for a meaningful life (Norman and Ryrie, 2009).The nation’s current mental health care model, like the broader field of health, is rooted in a population based public health model. The public health model is characterised by the concern for the health of a population in its entirety. It also helps in awareness to the link between health and the physical and psycho-social environment (Schafer, 2009). Public health focuses not only on traditional areas of diagnosis, treatment, and aetiology, but also disease prevention, and access to evaluation of services (Friedli, 2010).
For example a doctor may take blood pressure and the heart rate of a patient and use it to find a treatment. Another reason why research is useful to Health and Social Care is highlighting gaps in provision. The Health and Social care needs of the community can rise and fall. Government and local authorities then use research to gather data on a local and national scale. They use this research to monitor that the services provided are acceptable.
The Comfort Theory was chosen to be analyzed, with goals of seeking relevant information and guidelines on how to successfully implement the theory to improve the comfort level among critically ill patients while performing daily routine care in ICU. Acute life-threatening illnesses represent a crisis situation to the
This impairment affects the quality of the patient’s social lifestyle when the patient cannot perform normal daily activities and needs to depend on others. This will consequently affect the psychosocial aspect when the patient feels sad and unmotivated to move on with his or her life. Information from all the three aspects, the biological, psychological and social aspects of Biopsychosocial model is paramount as it helps the medical professionals to get holistic picture of the patient to achieve shared expertise with the patient (Larivaara, Kiuttu and Taanila, 2001, p. 9). Patient-centered care is another methodology that must be applied during clinical practice. Patient centered, in this context, means treating patients as partners, involving them in planning their health care and encouraging them to take responsibility for
Cooper Green Hospital and the Community Care Plan HSA 599: Health Services Administration Capstone Abstract Cooper Green Mercy Hospital and the Community Care Plan provide a valuable service to the indigent population of Jefferson County. Blewett, Ziegenfuss, and Davern (2008) stated: The United States’ health care system has traditionally relied on safety net providers to meet the health care needs of people who do not have health insurance or who may have some coverage but still face financial barriers to getting the health care they need. A patchwork of local providers and services has developed over time to fill these gaps in health insurance coverage. (p. 460) This assignment will discuss six problems related to providing health care to an indigent population and five ways that the Community Care Plan will improve the community’s health status. There will also be a discussion regarding the five factors that point towards a need for change by Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.
The best way to approach the problem would be toadress the issue of mental illness. If we can make services more accessable to these people maybe we can start to really make a differance. Why is the Ventura County Behavior Health Center located near the college and most of our homeless population live near the Ventura Ave. and river bottom? 3. C. Wright Mills theory of social imagination helps us understand that our own personal troubles do have an impact on the world around us.
In order to gain a better understanding of what these are, reviews from unbiased points of view are needed and this is the basis of this paper. Two reviews are summarized and there is discussion on the ability of the BDI to be beneficial in diverse populations. ETHICAL USE OF THE BDI ASSESSMENT Ethical Use of the BDI Assessment For a mental health counselor working in a generalized practice, the Beck Depression Inventory is an assessment instrument that is used quite often. This is a tool that has been used for many years as a way of detecting, assessing and monitoring changes of depressive symptoms of clients who are in treatment in a mental health setting. This paper will analyze the basis for the BDI as an assessment tool and compare how independent reviewers discuss the applicability of the assessment tool to diverse populations.
The public health model views mental disorders as the result of malfunctions or pressures created by the environment or by society. This model emphasizes preventing the problem through supporting activities such as use of films, speakers, school programs, and pamphlets, all aimed at educating the population about the problem. Patients are helped outside a residential setting using consultation with family and education of the patient and the family and other community resources. The human service model is concerned with the interaction between the individual and the environment, stressing the need for balance between the two. By the end of the 19th century, the new medical model was based on the assumption that diseases of the soul were completely separate from diseases of the body.
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (2011) 20, 364–370 Feature Article _742 doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00742.x 364..370 What is a comprehensive mental health nursing assessment? A review of the literature Tim Coombs,1 Janette Curtis2 and Patrick Crookes2 1 Training and Service Development, Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classiﬁcation Network, New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, Sydney, and 2Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia ABSTRACT: Assessment is the foundation on which nursing care is delivered. The aim of this paper is to better understand the content (what information nurses seek about consumers) and the process (how they go about gathering that information) of a comprehensive mental health nursing assessment in practice. Using terms, such as ‘nursing’, ‘mental health’, and ‘assessment’, the CINAHL, Medline, and PsycINFO databases were searched for studies that describe the content and process of a comprehensive mental health nursing assessment. Although studies of aspects of mental health nursing assessment, such as the assessment of risk or carer burden, were found, no single study described both the content and process of a comprehensive mental health nursing assessment in practice.