TOPIC 1: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
I. What is mental health?
a. Successful adaptation to stressors from the internal or external environment
b. Behaviors that age appropriate and congruent with local or cultural norms
II. Other Sch
Intermittent, reversible & affects the airways (not the alveoli)
Airway obstruction occurs d/t inflammation & airway hyperresponsiveness
Chronic asthma may cause remodeling & its not reversible
Caused by triggers
- Stress, exercise induced, allergi
Theory (Chapter 2 & 3)
The characteristic way in which a person thinks, feels, behaves. The
ingrained pattern of behavior that each person evolves, both
consciously and unconsciously, as his/her style of life or way of being.
Ethical and Legal Issues (Chapter 4)
Ethics: branch of philosophy that deals with the systematic
approaches to distinguishing right from wrong behavior.
Bioethics: ethical principles specifically applied to medicine, nursing
and allied hea
Roles of the Nurse & The Nursing Process in Psych (Chapter 5, 6, &
Things to Discuss
Faith, Hope, Love, Forgiveness
Communication, Space, Time, Social Organization, Environmental
Control, Biological Variations
Therapeutic Modalities (Chapter 9 & 12)
A collection of individuals whose association is founded on shared
commonalities of interest, values, norms, or purpose. Membership in a
group is generally by chance, by choice, or by circumstance.