NSG 230 | "PHAMS" Case Study

Added on - Mar 2020

NSG230, case study "PHAM" is based on mental illness, there is still a stigma that is associated with mental illness, many people who are suffering from mental health issues are most of the time ignorant about the procedure of treatment,  Lack of awareness in the people sometimes leads to a serious illness which could have been resolved if steps would have been taken before.

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Running head: PHAMS CASE STUDYOpen Minds,PhaMs Case StudyName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor’s Note
1PHAMS CASE STUDYThere is still a stigma that is associated with mental illness, many people who aresuffering from mental health issues are most of the time ignorant about the procedure oftreatment. Many times people live in denial that they even have any and of problem that needs tobe looked after and treated in the first place. There are also people who are shy to admit theirproblems and share it with their closed ones. Hence, it is evident that there are severalapprehensions and wrong notions about mental illness among people (Corrigan, Druss & Perlick,2014).There are several reasons for this apprehension to occur in the minds of the people but thefirst and foremost reason is that people have very less knowledge about mental illness and theprocedures how to cure the problem. Lack of awareness in the people sometimes leads to aserious illness which could have been resolved if steps would have been taken before.A mental illness is a condition that impacts the thinking process of an individual andaffects the feelings and mood of that person. Every human being is different in his or her ownways and so the same diagnosis may have different outcomes with every other person. Mentalillness may also cause difficulty in performing day to day work.Mental issues may have various causes like genetics, living environment, serious trauma,lifestyle choice etc. imbalance in the biochemical processes and basic brain structure may alsocause mental illness. It does not only affect the life of the patient it also affects the lives of otherpeople who are related to that person.Open Minds Personal Helpers & Mentors Program (PHaMs) is a voluntary support groupwho understand the importance of assistance to a person who are suffering from mental illness.Open minds works with enthusiastic individuals with the vision of improving the metal health
2PHAMS CASE STUDYand wellbeing of the patients who are in need of assistance.The organization is known toprovide the patients with a variety of customized support which are concentrated on theparticular requirements of each of them. The service that is provided by the institution can betailored as per the duration and the type of support can also be decided. Not only thatOpenMinds offers community access, set up a standard livelihood, offer health support and otherservices. The organization helps an individual to focus on their strengths and talents so that theycan have rapid recovery and also achieve individual development.The recovery enhancement framework is the concept and model on which the institutionruns this service is comprehensive and forms the basis of training of the staff in specialized cases(Ho, 2016).The PhaMs program appoints an individual to a patient with mental illness and is strivingtowards his or her betterment. The concept works on the fundamental basis of respect of thedesires of the individual who are seeking help. The recovery process is more focused ondeveloping and betterment of the strengths of the patients than battling the weakness. Thepersonal mentors that are appointed to the patients help the in setting milestones for them andalso assist them to achieve these goals with strategy and organization. The mentors help thepatients in every way possible even some of the basic way of living like taking a public transportmay be a huge deal for a person with mental illness the mentors supports the patient andencourages the patient to also perform simple budgeting and look for a place to live etc. Peoplewho have a mental issue has also this problem of getting detached with the family and closedones the mentors help the patent to connect back to the near and dear ones this in turn helps inthe recovery process as the person gains confidence and self respect in the process. Apart fromgetting detached with the relatives a person with mental issues have a tendency to retract oneself

After the analysis of this case study, we got that mental issues may have various causes like genetics, living environment, serious trauma, lifestyle choice, etc. imbalance in the biochemical processes and basic brain structure may also cause mental illness. It does not only affect the life of the patient it also affects the lives of other people who are related to that person

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