Nurses regularly encounter patients living with mental illness; mentally ill people are more likely to suffer physical illnesses. This program revises the symptoms of mental illness and highlights nursing interventions.
Learn the common factors and physical symptoms a person suffering from mental illness may present. It is important for nurses to be prepared. See a summary of the concepts discussed in this section.
Nurses may encounter patients with depressive disorders. Learn symptoms of depression and mania. See a summary of the concepts discussed in this section.
Learn the definition of schizophrenia and several presenting symptoms. A patient describes living with untreated schizophrenia. See a summary of the concepts discussed in this section.
Nurses should contact the mental health specialist if he or she suspects a patient has a mental illness. Learn several tips for treating a patient with mental illness. See a summary of the concepts discussed in this section.
Caring for the mentally ill can be demanding. Training and education is important for nurses.
Credits: Recognizing Mental Illness in Your Patient
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One in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness in a given year. It is therefore crucial that all nurses working in a general hospital setting are familiar with the different types of mental illnesses in order to provide optimum patient care and coordinate with members of the mental health team. This incisive and accessible program introduces schizophrenia and mood disorders, including depression and mania/hypomania, providing nurses with diagnostic criteria and a detailed understanding of how a patient may present when suffering from a mental illness. The program concludes with nursing interventions and traditional treatment protocols, including assessment and medication.
Length: 19 minutes
Copyright date: ©2010
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