Entires with the tag 'Mental Health' in the Journal of Nursing

Mental Health Need Assessment Tool

Mental Health Need Assessment Tool

Patient assessment is the first step in the nursing process. Assessing for mental illness is necessary in order to provide safe and competent care. Using a tool that incorporates Maslow's hierarchy of needs to assess if a patient feels that their needs are being met or not met is a good first step to begin assessing the mental health status of our patients.

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It Is Time to Openly Assess & Discuss Mental Illness

It Is Time to Openly Assess & Discuss Mental Illness

With the prevalence of mental illness on the rise, nurses in all healthcare settings are going to be tasked with providing care for patients with a mental disorder. Thus, it is necessary to provide nurses with the skills necessary to care for patients with mental illness.

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Effects of Music Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health

Effects of Music Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health

Whether it is the simple melody of a lullaby to the crashing drums of rock and roll, music evokes an emotion in all of its listeners. Music has been around for centuries creating an environment of healing. When working with pediatric mental health patients, pharmacological interventions are often the solution to manage symptoms and negative feelings.

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