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Learning Objectives Standard Application and Integration of Theory Based Knowledge To apply the basic principles of psychiatric nursing

to clinical practice and personal experiences at home and at work.

Resources and Strategies Resources: Read Psychiatric and mental health nursing: the craft of care. By Barker. Read Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing by Stuart.(2009) Read Lippincotts Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans by Schultz & Videbeck, (2009). Read Abnormal Psychology by Butcher, Mineka & Hooley (2004) Strategies: To look of opportunities in my work and personal life to apply the principles learned in this class.

Types of Evidence of achievement Cultural issues Week 7. Demonstrated through my experience working with different cultures in each of my clinicals. (8.06). Principles of assessment Week 8. Demonstrated my assessment skills it each clinical assessment. Honed those assessment skills to include head to toe, mental status and psychosocial assessments. (1.04). The Importance of advocacyWeek 9. Demonstrated through my personal and work life where I interact with people outside of the mental health sector on a daily basis. I have found that many people have a negative perception of mental illness and I have tried to remove that negative bias

Criteria to validate objectives achieved Scale: 5/5 Feelings: I feel I have being able to utilize much of what I have learnt in this class to both my clinical experiences and apply that knowledge to my personal and working life. Plan of Action: I will continue to utilize the basic principles of psychiatric nursing as the foundation upon which I intent to build my nursing career.

through my daily interactions and promotion of mental health awareness. (5.05), (5.12). The importance of concise and accurate documentation Week 12. This very important topic has being central to all of our clinicals. The need to chart accurately and concisely is of the utmost importance to ensure our clients receive the highest standards of psychiatric nursing care. (7.07), (7.08). Ethical issues in psychiatric nursing Week 13. Through my clinical experience I have become aware of some of the ethical considerations that are faced by many of the psychiatric nurses in BC. Developing an awareness of these ethical considerations is the first step in promoting changes to eliminate them. Of particular concern to me are the apparent subjective diagnoses of psychiatric illness in the absence of quantifiable data.

(5.12), (5.13).

References: Barker, P (2003). Psychiatric and mental health nursing: the craft of care. Arnold London Butcher, J., N., Mineka, S. & Hooley, J., M., (2004). Abnormal Psychology (12th ed.). Pearson. Schultz, J. M & Videbeck, S.L. (2009). Lippincotts Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans (8th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Stuart, G. W. (2009). Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby.