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American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
professional organization that establishes quality standards for nursing education.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
professional organization that advances and protects the nursing profession
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
professional organization that provides leadership in issues related to all nurses working in the mental health field in all practice settings
institution offering shelter
psychological phenomenon characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment related to one’s work
coercive measures
treatments provided through external control
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
voluntary accrediting arm of the AACN
those who purchase a service
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
standardized system of medical codes to describe procedures or services
policy, process, and movement that released thousands of mentally ill persons from state institutions back into the communities
diagnostic overshadowing
phenomenon of clinical bias that may occur in mental health treatment when symptoms are attributed to the psychiatric diagnosis and medical comorbidities are missed, increasing mortality for these clients
do no harm
premise wherein interventions may be withheld if harm ensues
standard reference in clinical practice for the diagnosis of mental health disorders
Healthy People 2030
objectives and goals to improve the health of the nation
disrespectful or offensive behaviors
International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
clinical diagnostic tool maintained by the World Health Organization
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
independent, nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies health-care organizations and programs in the United States. It focuses on quality improvement and client safety
milieu manager
person in charge of the therapeutic value of the environment
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs)
set by JCAHO to ensure safety in client care
NCSBN Model Act
defines the scope of practice for all levels of nursing
Nurse Practice Act
set of state laws and regulations that govern the practice of nursing within a specific jurisdiction
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
federal agency that ensures the safety and health of working conditions required to improve the quality and safety of the health-care system
person-first language
speaking of the person without focus on the diagnosis
recovery model
emphasizes ability and personal control of one’s health and well-being, functioning at higher levels, and achieving a meaningful life even without complete cure
Standards of Nursing Practice
describes competent levels of nursing care
system of classification

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