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Implications of Nursing:When adopting a biological model, nurses must be careful not to exclude the social,environmental, cultural, economic, and spiritual influences that have an effect on behavior. It is important fornurses to have knowledge about the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of psychotherapeuticmedications.
Milieu TherapyThe concept of milieu therapy is to provide a comfortable, secure environment for healing. It encompasses thepeople, setting, structure, and emotional climate to create a living, learning, or working environment. Naturallyoccurring events are used as learning opportunities. Milieu is referred to as thetherapeutic environment.Implications for Nursing:Milieu therapy is a basic intervention for the treatment of patients with mentalhealth disorders. Nurses are involved in the assessment and provision of a safe and effective milieu for theirpatients.Nursing TheoryQ1Q2
Q31.B2.C: OverviewThe American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), founded in 1986, defines the focus of psychiatric mentalhealth nursing as “promoting mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of humanresponses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders.” As a specialty practice, psychiatric nurses use awide range of nursing, psychosocial, cultural, and biological theories to assess, diagnose, and treat patients withmental health disorders or healthy people in crisis. Psychiatric nurses treat people across the lifespan, fromchildren and adolescents to adults and the elderly. The APNA provides a variety of resources for established andprospective mental health nurses.
APNA: Vision and MissionThe APNA has a Board of Directors consisting of nine elected members. They are tasked with carrying out themission of the APNA, along with governing the association through committees and task forces that addressissues of importance to its members. Important issues include items related to mental health such as nursingpractice, education, research, administration, and policies. Vision core values of the APNA are empowerment,inclusivity, integrity, collegiality, innovation, transparency, and stewardship.The APNA advocates for mental health nursing and care of patients with mental health issues throughthe development of positions on key issues, widespread education about current knowledge anddevelopments in mental health nursing, and collaboration with consumer groups to promote evidence-based advances in the care and treatment of the mentally ill.APNA membership is inclusive of all psychological mental health registered nurses, including thosewith associate’s, baccalaureate, and advanced practice degrees.Continuing education is provided via two national conferences and online courses.

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