Understanding human behavior, effectively assessing patients’ emotional conflicts,communicating professionally and therapeutically and planning interventions for unmetneeds will be stressed. In addition, a spectrum of mental illnesses from mild to disabling will be studied. A strong emphasis will be placed on recognizing and intervening with substance abusing patients, and on identifying and intervening with victims of violence. The students will use the nursing process to provide culturally appropriate care.This course will utilize lecture, seminar, guest presenters, clinical experiences, textbook readings and videos.
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