Definition of mental health
Criteria of mental health
Criteria of mental illness
Dimensions of mental illness: Key facts: Page 47, Box 3-2
From previous chart: Identify two key facts about mental illness that you did not kno
Foster, G. (Producer), Krasnoff, R. (Producer), & Grant, S. (Director). (2009). The Soloist
[motion picture]. United States: DreamWorks Pictures.
The Soloist is about Nathaniel Ayers, an African American homeless street musician that
Nurse Patient Relationship
1. State the goals of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship.
2. Discuss six personal qualities a nurse needs to be an effective helper.
3. Describe the nurse's tasks and possible problems in the four phases of the relati
Functions of Neurotransmitters
Located mostly in brain stem
Moderates movement, motivation, and cognition
Secondary symptoms: depression, speech difficulties, difficulties with movement
Only neurotransmitter locate
Mental Status Exam
Mental Status Exam
Observe, Observe, Observe!
Be aware of your feelings and reactions
Reflect observations back to the patient
Content of the Examination
1. General Description
Underlying beliefs pg. 7, Box 1-4
Elements of psychiatric nursing pg.7, Figure 1-2
Continuum of care
Levels of Performance
State Nurse Practice Act
Biological Context of
Psychiatric Nursing Care
Structure and Function
of the Brain
Review the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the brain.
Decade of the Brain
U.S. Congress called the 1990s the Decade of the Brain.
Stuart Stress Adaptation Model:
Preventing and Managing
Theories on Aggression:
Violence is the Result of Extreme Anger or Rage
Sociocultural: Box 28-2, page 576
Describes an individuals sustained
emotional tone, which significantly
influences behavior, personality,
Mood disorders are classified as
depressive or bipolar.
Continuum of Emotional Responses: Overview
Grief: a powerful emotional
Assessing Suicide Risk: Detecting, Responding, and Preventing
The nurse will
Be aware of the incidence and prevalence of suicide in the US
Be able to discuss the role of culture as it relates to aspects of suicide
Become familiar with risk factors and be
Building Sentences Assignment 2
Compound subject sentences
1. Geo and Frank went swimming.
2. Jack and Miguel play basketball.
3. Charlie and Geo went clubbing.
4. Batman and Robben ride horses.
5. Jason and Sarah went skydiving.
Compound verb sentences