I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationships with service users so they felt they could put their trust in me that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them. Forster (2001) stated that, “In mental health nursing, a therapeutic relationship is defined as the relationship developed by two people essentially based on trust”. There is also a need of good interpersonal skills, communication and care skills when forming a therapeutic relationship. In order to develop a therapeutic relationship with a client, it is essential to identify the client needs, wishes, feelings, fears, strength and weaknesses which can interfere with understanding and providing care to the client (College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), 2004). Effective communication is an important skill in nursing practice as it is a tool to uncover service users’ needs and facilitate care.
Non-compliance with medication is often due to adverse effects however involving the clients in the recognition and management of them can help to overcome this. The author has chosen to set up a clinic with the primary focus is to monitor and assess for any/all side effects which are commonly attributed to antipsychotic medication use. The clinic will also be used as a platform to encourage and promote healthy life styles, offer education regarding the illness and management of side effects and a great emphasis will also be placed upon encouragement of concordance with prescribed medication. Regular assessment and monitoring of medicines is essential to ensure optimal treatment for clients. Consideration of both the positive and negative effects of medication and the consequences of these on the clients is essential.
Health and Social Care UNIT HSC01 Effective Care and Communication The care sector I have decided to choose is Health, and the care setting I am focusing on is CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service).The reason why I have decided to choose these in my portfolio is because as a future career I would really hope to achieve to be in the Mental Health Service, being involved in either art therapy or a counsellor/psychologist. I have travelled a very long, hard road to my present place of healing. I am still often amazed that I have survived the abuse I gave to myself, but I am now in a position to give back. My mission is to let those struggling with abuse/mental health issues know that you can climb out of the deepest, darkest corners of hell, and that there is still a life worth living inside you. Health organisation “The health sector is made up of the people, institutions and resources, arranged together in accordance with established policies, whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and maintain health.”  The health organisation consists publicly and privately, these include: dental practices, general medical and specialist medical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health activities such as psychotherapy and physiotherapy.
Instead, it is nearly the opposite. FPE approach, the illness is the object of treatment, not the family. The goal is that practitioners, consumers, and families work together to support recovery. Many consumers and families report that this information is helpful because it lets them know that they are not alone and it empowers them to participate fully in the recovery process. Similarly, research shows that consumer outcomes improve if families receive information and support (Dixon et al., 2001).
The relationship is different from a social relationship in a way that it is designed to meet only the needs of the client. Its structure varies with the context, the client's needs, and the goals of the nurse and the client. (Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 2009) DISCUSSION According to Hagerty & Patusky, (2003) the nurse-patient relationship has central importance in mental health nursing practice In addition to this; effective health outcomes are met through positive nurse–patient relationships. Traditionally, therapeutic nursing relationships have been conceptualized as progressing in a linear, cumulative fashion, evolving
The strength approach emerge by challenging the language and the ideology in mental health practice which focused on the clients’ inabilities and deficits and not on what the clients could do, referring to clients by their diagnose, for example “the schizophrenic” or the maniac-depressive” (Healy, 2005). Berta Capen Reynolds together with Erving Goffman’s work on stigma, labelling and marginalization and Dennis Saleebey work in resilience, played an important part in developing the strengths perspective. According to Saleebey, the key concepts for this theory are assisting
Spending the day with Marie Francis really gave me a true insight on what the day-to-day life is like for a mental health counselor. Before knowing anything about the day of a counselor, I first wanted to know the difference between a counselor and a social work. From what I’ve learned through the course, counseling is an “interpersonal process involving a professional counselor who incorporates a holistic, proactive, preventive, and rehabilitative viewpoint, focusing on facilitating health growth, redirecting unhealthy development, and improving the current quality of life. “ (Erford, 2010) Social workers on the other hand allows the professional to find out the problems the clients are facing and then provide resources that will assist the client in achieving their goals. However Marie sees “counseling to be more a helping position rather than a social worker who enforces rules.” (Francis, 2012)This however seem to be very true because the two share similar skills and training, yet people tend to be confused by their differences.
Nursing As a Profession Brent Miller Auburn University Things That Make Nursing a Profession Nursing can be defined as a profession in several ways. In order to be considered a profession, it must have some form of social values. Nursing roots have always been about selfless devotion to the well being of others (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2012). Nurses hone in, not only on the treatment aspect of patient care, but also on the health and wellness promotional issues that are encompassed in the nursing practice (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2012). According to the article “The future of Baccalaureate degrees of nursing”, the authors think education is the primary element of professionalism.
I have had to utilize my ability to develop trusting relationship, with service users and their family, frequently helping both families and clients through crisis. I am dedicated and reliable enough to foster trusting relationship not only with service user but with staff and other professionals as well. I am aware that the role of mental health nurses has changed over the years, giving nurses far
Running head: PERSONAL NURSING ETHICS Personal Nursing Ethics Blessy Rajan Grand Canyon University Ethical Decision Making in Health Care NRS-437V Sandi Coufal June 30, 2012 Personal Nursing Ethics Introduction A professional moral compass is an inner tool like the conscious that guides individuals on how they should behave in professional settings. An individual’s personal, cultural, and spiritual values are influenced by their worldviews and philosophies in nursing practice. When the personal values of an individual conflicts with duties of his or her practice, an ethical dilemma arises. Ethical dilemmas are often found in the nursing profession. Consideration of personal ethics that is driven by passion, motivation, inspiration and loyalty gives guidance to one’s professional moral compass.