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Discuss one healthy defense mechanism that you have applied and will utilize to help prevent stress and burnout along with posting a wellness plan of care.

Topic: Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Nurse: Stress and burnout.
Find in the assigned chapters an example of healthy defense mechanisms that can be utilized to reduce stress and anxiety.
Discuss one healthy defense mechanism that you have applied and will utilize to help prevent stress and burnout along with posting a wellness plan of care.
Must respond to another student’s post to get credit.

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Discuss one healthy defense mechanism that you have applied and will utilize to help prevent stress and burnout along with posting a wellness plan of care.

Topic: Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Nurse: Stress and burnout.
Find in the assigned chapters an example of healthy defense mechanisms that can be utilized to reduce stress and anxiety.
Discuss one healthy defense mechanism that you have applied and will utilize to help prevent stress and burnout along with posting a wellness plan of care.
Must respond to another student’s post to get credit.

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Discuss the impact this had on you in terms of increasing your understanding of the pmhnp role, psychopathology, and/or the provider-patient relationship.

The purpose of this reflective journal is self-reflection regarding the role in the process of self-reflection as a PMHNP provider. Through reflective practice, the student will evaluate their own emotional health and recognize one’s own feelings as well as one’s ability to monitor and manage those feelings. The point of the exercise is to learn yourself, your triggers, the types of cases you end up getting overly involved with, and those you’d rather refer to someone else. The idea is to be able to personally reflect on your behaviors/thoughts/decisions and how those impact you in the role of PMHNP. *****Writing Topic*****
Describe a new experience, significant event/patient interaction, never seen before diagnosis, etc… you have experienced in clinical this week. You can choose the same case you used for your SOAP Note this week if that case had an effect on you. Discuss the impact this had on you in terms of increasing your understanding of the PMHNP role, psychopathology, and/or the provider-patient relationship. Explore your personal strengths and limitations and their effect on the provider/patient relationship. Include reflection on your therapeutic use of self. Your discussion should reflect your specific learning/insight. Identify something specific that you learned from reflecting on this event/interaction and how will you apply that learning in your future practice?

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How would you implement the care plan and how would you evaluate the outcome of the patient based on the plan of care you created?

Topic: Interventions Targeting the Depressed Patient with Health Teaching and Health Promotion.
Find in the readings how to use health teaching and health promotion for the depressed patient.
Create an individualized plan of care for a patient with a diagnosis of depression: Select a problem statement, Goal for the patient and 2 intervention related to the goal with rationales found in your textbook. How would you implement the care plan and how would you evaluate the outcome of the patient based on the plan of care you created?
Post your plan of care in this discussion thread.
Comment on one other person’s thread to obtain credit.

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Discuss the impact on health care quality and outcomes for psychiatric mental healthcare.

For this assignment, you will write a paper summarizing a current bill either federal or state that impacts psychiatric mental healthcare and collaborative care for access to treatment. The paper should contain the following main points as listed below:
1). Select a House of Representatives or Senate bill (national or state level), either currently in process or one that has been passed within the last two years that directly focuses on or impacts psychiatric mental health care advanced practice nursing, financing, operations, or collaborative care for access. (Include the name of the bill: e.g., H.R. 4909 (115th): Stop School Violence Act of 2018. Be sure to note if the bill is federal or state-level legislation and indicate the state, if appropriate. Also note if the bill was passed and the date, if in committee [house or senate], or if awaiting the president’s signature
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Discuss your encouragement or opposition of the Bill based on ethical, legal, and policy considerations, and the nursing view and perspective for patient care.
3). Discuss how the bill impacts or will impact, the role of the PMHNP. Discuss the impact on health care quality and outcomes for psychiatric mental healthcare.
4). Discuss how the policy negatively or positively contributes to collaborative care for psychiatric mental healthcare and increased access to care for psychiatric mental health diagnoses.
This paper must be written in current APA format, be 5 pages (excluding the title page and reference page), and have at least 4 scholarly, peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbooks.

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What has become evident during interviews with these children is that the things adults think are helpful and important are usually not what the children think are important.

You will create a poster for this assignment, using the guidelines below: THIS IS A GROUP PROJECT. WE DECIDED TO DO THE MOORE VS TEXASCASE. I HAVE ATTACHED A FEW LINKS OF THE CASE BELOW. MY PORTION IS CENTRAL CHARACTERS & CHARACTERISTICS. Forensic Mental Health: An Overview What is Forensic Psychiatry? Forensic Psychiatry is a specialized branch of psychiatry where the medical and the legal worlds overlap. It is a fascinating sub-specialty that involves the application of medical psychiatric expertise in legal contexts. The forensic psychiatrist practices in a broad multi-disciplinary environment, working with both health care professionals (nurses, social workers, psychologist, other medical specialties) and professionals from legal and/or non-medical arenas (lawyers, courts, correctional officers, parole officers). The work environment is similarly diverse: hospitals, general office practice, correctional facilities, courts. In most cases, traditional hospital practice forms only a small component of the forensic psychiatric practice. What does Forensic Psychiatry deal with? The field is comprised of three distinct but overlapping areas that deal with different issues: § Forensic Psychiatry: Criminal Areas: – Expert Witness/Testifying – Dangerous or Long Term Offender Applications
– Fitness to Stand Trial – Probation and Parole – Review Boards Civil Areas:
– Divorce & Custody Evaluations
– Negligence & Malpractice – Personal Injury – Workman’s Compensation Boards – Workplace Violence Clinical Criminology
– Developmental Delay Issues within the forensic mental health framework – Impulse Control Disorders – Interpersonal Violence – Major mental illness within the forensic framework (psychosis, schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc) – Paraphilias & Sex Offending – Personality Disorders with the forensic mental health framework
– Psychopathy – Substance Abuse within the forensic mental health framework
– Risk Assessment & Risk Management
– Treatment Programming within the forensic mental health framewor
k § Psychiatry & Law
– Capacity: to consent to treatment, to manage property, to consent to emergency treatment, etc. – Community Treatment Orders – Consent – informed, consent to treatment, etc.
– Consent & Capacity Board
– Confidentiality of Patient Records
– Duty of Care – Duty To Warn
– Involuntary Hospitalization – Mental Health Act, in general – Patient Rights under the Mental Health Act
– Substitute Decision Making Although the area is highly specialized and requires a specific knowledge that transcends the boundaries of general mental health, a solid grounding in general psychiatry and major mental illness is essential for those working in the field.
Who Works in Forensic Psychiatry? A number of other professionals work within the broader scope of Forensic Mental Health, each certified by their own professional governing bodies: forensic psychologists, social workers, nurses, psychometrists, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, recreational therapists, and others. Nurse Practitioners in Forensic Psychiatry? Forensic nursing may well be the fastest growing nursing specialty in the world, generating interest among both practicing and prospective nurses. A field with many subspecialties, forensic nursing has already spawned new roles and careers for many nursing professionals with an interest in the law. Educational opportunities in forensic nursing at many levels — certificate, Master’s degree, doctoral, or nurse practitioner — are also on the rise. This good news for nurses is tempered by irony because the need for more forensic nurses stems from an epidemic of global poverty, violence, and crime. The zone where healthcare needs intersect with the law is expanding, and forensic nurses have stepped in to become leaders in the healthcare response to violence. The Blending of Nursing, the Law, and Forensic Science: Long before holding the designation of forensic nurse, nurses provided care to the victims and perpetrators of violence. History reveals that in the 14th century, midwives performed gynecologic examinations for evidence of pregnancy or virtue, and then testified before the King’s court. Fast forward to 1984, when forensic nursing trailblazer Virginia Lynch conceived a discipline based on forensic nursing science, to formally educate nurses to provide the services they were already expected to provide. As the first nurse (and first woman) death scene investigator in a rural Texas jurisdiction, Lynch quickly realized that “every nurse I knew needed to be taught the things I was learning.” Like Lynch, most early forensic nurses had to forge their own roles and educational experiences. In 1992, the newly established International Association of Forensic Nurses brought forensic nurses together under the leadership of founding President Virginia Lynch. An early emphasis on the care and assessment of sexual assault victims rapidly evolved to include almost every healthcare issue that had legal implications. Forensic nurses do not replace other forensic professionals, but instead bring a unique nursing perspective to the multidisciplinary forensic team. Forensic nurses blend biomedical knowledge and critical thinking skills with their understanding of the principles of law and human behavior. Forensic nurses recognize and meet physiological needs, while acknowledging and addressing psychological trauma and the priority of legal concerns. Forensic nurses serve both the living and the dead — those who are victims, suspects, survivors, and those who are left behind. Their expertise combines nursing science, forensic science, and criminal justice. Found in both traditional and nontraditional roles and practice settings, forensic nurses work in various locales including emergency departments, mental health settings, correctional facilities, and coroners’ offices. Forensic nurses may collect evidence used by law enforcement or medical examiners, conduct death investigations, or provide crisis intervention for the victims and families of violence. Forensic nurses also know how to present themselves in court and provide expert testimony as a fact witnesses or expert witnesses.
The Challenge for Forensic Nurses:
Paul Clements, PhD, APRN, BC, interacts with children who have experienced emotional trauma of the most unimaginable kind: witnessing the murder of a parent or other family member. In the aftermath of homicide, children are at significant risk to develop posttraumatic stress disorder. Developmentally appropriate drawing tools and a simple, open-ended request to draw what they know about the death of their family member is a nonthreatening way to begin interactions with bereaved children. This activity enhances the child’s sensory memory (what the child saw, heard, and felt) and establishes a helping relationship with reluctant or nonverbal children. The child’s drawing and the accompanying narrative storytelling provide a platform for deeper exploration of events, insight into the child’s experience of trauma and bereavement, and guidance for assessment and intervention. “When one parent murders the other, the child suffers a double loss,” explains Dr. Clements, an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University School of Nursing in Norfolk, Virginia. “Children are the invisible victims.” Because these children may also be important witnesses, Dr. Clements helps police officers learn how to talk to and question children who have experienced a family homicide. Questions must be worded carefully to avoid frightening the already traumatized child into thinking he or she is guilty or responsible for the death. Dr. Clements also counsels the other family members, who often do not appreciate the degree of trauma suffered by the child, about their interactions with the bereaved child.

What has become evident during interviews with these children is that the things adults think are helpful and important are usually not what the children think are important. Children often believe that they are the equivalent of ‘damaged goods,’ that they are no longer normal like other kids. Adults keeping silent or whispering about the murder to protect the child only reinforces the stigma of guilt.” Dr. Clements helps these children not to forget the loved one or what happened, but to remember the deceased and put what has happened into an adaptive perspective. He helps the child find an anchor for safety to get through the acute phase of trauma, and helps surviving adults in the child’s life understand puzzling delayed responses, such as regressive behavior. As a forensic psychiatric nurse, Dr. Clements works with both the offenders and survivors of a wide array of violent offenses, including interpersonal violence, sexual assault, child molestation, elder abuse, stalking, suicide, homicide, arson, motor vehicle accidents, industrial and occupational deaths, sudden infant death syndrome, and gang violence. Believing that forensic nurses must also work to prevent violence, Dr. Clements has recently become a certified gang specialist. Gaps remain, however, in the continuity of care across different forensic specialties. “Ideally, forensic nurses will refer patients to other forensic nurses for continuing care,” suggests forensic nurse Paul Clements. For example, when a SANE nurse makes a referral for ongoing psychiatric care for a victim of rape, the ideal professional to provide this care is a forensic psychiatric nurse. Although there are many more forensic nurses than there were 10 or 20 years ago, forensic nursing is still addressing the challenges of a growing specialty. One of these is recognition of forensic nursing practice not only by the public, but by the nursing profession itself. Although forensic nursing achieved official recognition by the American Nurses Association in 1995, widespread understanding of the role of the forensic nurse has not yet been realized. Image building is all the more difficult because of the diversity of roles and patients found under the umbrella of forensic nursing. Forensic nursing practice is not new, but its science is at an early stage. Forensic nursing is rooted in clinical care and, like other nursing disciplines, must conduct the necessary research to support evidence-based practice. Research into the primary prevention of violence, the effects of violence, and the outcomes of forensic nursing practice is also needed, both in the United States and on a global scale.
References: Hucker, S. (2012). Forensic Mental Health: An Overview. http://www.forensicpsychiatry.ca/intro.htm
Stokowski, L. (2008). Forensic Nursing: Part 2. Inside Forensic Nursing. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/571555_7 Bobby James Moore vs Texas. Volume 18, U.S. page 443. U.S. Supreme Court. February 19, 2019. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/586/18-443/case.pdf Moore vs Texas. Volume 15, U.S. page 797. U.S. Supreme Court. March 28, 2017. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-797_n7io.pdf
U.S. Department of Education. (2022, March 18). A history of the individuals with disabilities education act. https://sites.ed.gov/idea/IDEA-History

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Discuss the leading causes of death and illness among hispanic americans and the options the advanced practice nurse has to overcome the disparity of healthcare for this population.

Mortality rates vary between the Hispanic community and the general population. Discuss the leading causes of death and illness among Hispanic Americans and the options the Advanced Practice Nurse has to overcome the disparity of healthcare for this population.
Both responses should be a minimum of 300 words, scholarly written, APA formatted, and referenced. A minimum of 2 references are required (other than your text).

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A breach or not to breach content – limits to confidentiality

professional confidentiality- compromised confidentiality- why the request has written consent
a breach or not to breach content – limits to confidentiality

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Provide an example from your experience of when patient rights were not respected and discuss how it could have been improved.

Options: Choose and Address One of the Following:
1. Provide an example from your experience of when patient rights were not respected and discuss how it could have been improved.
2. Discuss patient rights related to an involuntary admission.
3. Discuss the importance of patient safety in the psychiatric setting.
Utilized information from live lecture and your textbook.
You must reply to another student’s post.

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Explain the organization’s historical importance in the mad movement, including its contributions

Q1:
Based on the organization I provided and combined with the Mad movement in history, please write two related questions and answers, such as explaining the function of the organization, etc.
Q2:
Explain the organization’s historical importance in the Mad movement, including its contributions
Q3:
Explain the mission, roles and functions of the organization and what might happen in the future.
Organization:

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