Essay on Mental Health Nursing

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Introduction:Recovery for the person with mental health illness is the ability to gain and retain hope,understand ones capabilities and deficiencies, keep engaged in the active life, personal self-sufficiency, social identity and dignity, living meaningful and purposeful life and positiveattitude towards life (Kaliski & de Clercq, 2012). Recovery oriented mental health practicecomprises of implementation of the certain principles which are helpful for the people toidentify and take commitment for their own recovery and wellbeing to set and achieve goals,wishes and aspirations. In this essay, national recovery principles and framework in relationto the recovery of Jeremy will be discussed. Body:According to the recovery concept persons like Jeremy should present their experience aboutmental illness and confirm their own identity irrespective of diagnosis. Recovery is a uniqueand personal journey of a normal human like Jeremy. Jeremy’s journey is also unique andextraordinary from top singer to person with Schizophrenia symptoms and again back onstage for singing. Recovery process is not a journey of individual with mental illness. InJeremy’s case also Mary, Peter and other colleagues of Jeremy, have significant role.Recovery is a nonlinear process and it has been evident in case of Jeremy with multiple upsand downs. Recovery oriented practice is based on six principles for people with symptomsof mental illness (Le Boutillier et al., 2011). Recovery oriented mental health services shouldinclude informed treatment, medical therapy, rehabilitation and psychological support(Williams et al., 2012). Jeremy received all these aspects. Mary and medical professionals informed him about treatment, medical therapy in terms ofdrugs for schizophrenia, rehabilitation and psychological support from Mary, peter andfamily members. In core principles of framework of recovery healthcare staff’s respectful and2
person centred relationship with the individual should be incorporated. Practice and serviceenvironment should be inspiring for hope and optimism of the person. Mental healthcareprofessional should respect and value persons importance, believe person’s capability,celebrate person’s recovery, give importance to peers and family members role in recovery.Peter and Mary played significant role in the recovery of Jeremy. Mental health careprofessional should be well versed with the current research and development in the recoveryand should learn from the live experiences. Mental healthcare professional should promoteculture of confidence in the person by communicating positive expectations and should givemessage of recovery to the person. Without this type of encouragement, there would bepossibility of decline in availing recovery services by the person with mental illness (Frost etal., 2017). Healthcare professional should apply optimistic language during recovery process in the formof records, brochures and policies. Otherwise, it would be difficult for the person tounderstand the recovery process. Healthcare provider should alter language and processesduring recovery period based on the person because there may altered perceptions andthinking of persons with mental health illness as compared to the normal persons (Leamy etal., 2011). Healthcare provider should promote all the staff members to use optimisticlanguage because recovery process is the integrated efforts of many stakeholders. Healthcareprovider should consider different factors affecting persons mental illness and wellbeing. Itwould be helpful in providing holistic care to the person. Holistic and person centredrecovery process should be implemented to the person. It would be helpful in the improvingtrust of the person on healthcare provider (Chester et al., 2016). Healthcare provider shouldincorporate social determinant of health like social inclusion, partnership with communityand elimination of discrimination in recovery practice. Discrimination and social3

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