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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
Describe the circumstances in which mental health nurses might need to act as client advocates, do some research, and provide some examples.
2 .
How can mental health nurses encourage empowerment in clients with mental health challenges, considering dimensions like self-reliance, participation in decisions, dignity and respect, and autonomy?
3 .
In what scenarios would a nurse employ an empowerment approach in mental health care? Discuss how empowerment contributes to building healthy relationships and problem-solving skills.
4 .
Describe a situation wherein autonomy would be connected to freedom for a mental health client to make personal decisions.
5 .
Outline how QSEN concepts can be applied when restrictions on a client’s autonomy are justified in mental health care.
6 .
Name the key components of self-advocacy, and explain how each relates to a client’s ability to speak for oneself, autonomy, and agency.
7 .
List and explain strategies that a nurse can employ to promote self-advocacy in mental health clients. How does the therapeutic nurse-client relationship contribute to the development of self-advocacy?
8 .
There are various areas where nurses can advocate for clients with a mental health disorder. Review and share three areas indicated in the discussion.
9 .
Identify various opportunities nurses encounter to advocate for mental health clients. How does advocacy manifest in day-to-day nursing activities, such as medication management, communication with the health-care team, and involving family members?
10 .
Discuss common barriers to nursing advocacy in mental health care. How can nurses overcome these barriers, especially in situations involving lack of cooperation, bureaucratic challenges, and concerns about repercussions or cultural differences?

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