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Running head: MENTAL HEALTH NURSING MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Name of the Student Name of the university Author’s note
1 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Introduction Mental health issues are very common in young people and the teenagers. Young minds are always susceptible to depressions and anxiety due to several reasons. Such retardation can be present since the time of birth. But just like physical illness mental illness also can be managed and things can be done to help them out.This essay is regarding the changes that had occurred in the nursing delivery in the mental health care of the young teens. A critical analysis have been done regarding the interventions that have been adapted newly to bring about better outcomes in them .The essay aims to provide information about how these changes have brought better clinical and the psychosocial outcomes in the teens suffering from mental health issues. Most of the young people with the mental health problems are managed outside the specialized health services. Studies show that in the previous years the methods of treatment for the young were conventional and followed a particular protocol which was more protocol centered that being patient centered(Fortinash & Worret, 2014). The treatments were mainly based upon medications, which often could not treat many individuals.Since a young mind is more prone to any kind of damages or trauma, care should be taken while handling them(Foster, O'brien, & Korhonen, 2012).Currently the registered nurses are more educated and are more patient centered. The nursing care is mainly based on the evidence based practices.Another approach that can be taken is, seeking online help. Researches focus on identification of the evidence-informedtechnologicaluses.Thetechnologiesthatcanbeusedinclude videoconferencing, telephone email and mobile applications. Online support is useful for providing young mental health support via assessment, consultation and treatment.
2 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Nowadays, the nursing is the biggest segment of the health care professionals. Apart from being in frontline to the patient care, the nurses go hand in hand with the healthcare professionals does get a better outcome. However, identifying the mental health issue in young people and responding efficiently to the problems is quite challenging for the nurses(Happell & Gaskin, 2013). Nowadays the nurses and the midwives work along a large range of settings and consist of the large group of health care professionals which actually come in contact of the young people. Mental issues in young generations can be looked upon for a number of perspectives. Some disorders that are identified as the priority disorders are the learning disorders, the hyperkinetic disorders,theTourette’ssyndrome,depressionandassociatedsuicideintheadolescents, Psychosis, pervasive development disorder, attachment disorder, anxiety disorder, anti-social personality, substance abuse(Norman & Ryrie, 2013). There are considerable evidences that establishes the relationship between high quality of care and the improve outcome of health. Efforts have been given to improve the quality of care to the young people. The proposed method of care for the given population that is the young people and the child is mainly a comprehensive team based care, along with coordination among the providers, continuous access to care and a care approach that is system based(Townsend, 2014).This model is a key to strengthen the important features of high quality. This new mode of treatment has also emphasized on the role of the new information technology in incorporating the key features of the treatment. Many initiatives are now taken up like training of the primary care staffs how to deal with the young people(Reiss, 2013).Previously the most of the mental health issues in teenagers led to high degree of stigmatization and social isolation(Yoshikawa, Aber, & Beardslee, 2012). But nowadays the disorders are appearing to be treatable.The
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