The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. The overview demonstrates that the symptoms are individual characteristics rather than general. Statistics of prevalence and its severity are helpful facts to help the audience recognize the importance to learn about the condition. The Mayo Clinic offers patient help and health information about diseases and conditions. Bipolar Disorder is one of them, with a comprehensive review of symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, psychiatrist appointment, tests, treatments, home remedies, coping, and prevention.
Patient demographics, medications, progress notes, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, problems, radiology and laboratory data are amongst some of the information included in the record. Numerous errors have been eliminated due to the benefits of an Electronic Health Record system. Computerized physician order entry systems, clinical decision support system, and health information exchange have benefitted the implementation of Electronic Health Record systems, by showing reduction in costs and improving quality of care. These are the “meaningful use” criteria requirements set forth in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009. First, a clinical decision support system provide assistance to the provider enabling him/her to make decisions.
Intervention Principles and Techniques Help the client get the facts and pay attention to her feelings so as to notice public support and create a new self-image Help the client make commitment to change her substance abuse addiction I have to target the client’s family and friends so that they can be informed about the helping process. The client’s family must be involved so as to promoting coping strategies for the client to reduce the effects of child sexual abuse which led to depression and substance addiction. Adaptations of the Theory The Transtheoritical model is normally implemented as a guideline for clinical interventions. It is used in various health problems like substance use disorders. The model is mostly used to help patients or clients who have problems or addiction in alcohol and drugs.
Some of these concepts may be changed slightly to be fully accurate for the social work field. Functionalism will be used to help patients and myself understand their mental processes and how it affects them. Behaviorism will be used to observe the patient and their family’s behaviors in order to determine the best approach to help them. Cognitive dissonance can be used to help a patient struggling with an addiction change their attitude towards their addiction and its surrounding factors. In the future, I want my career to be in the mental health department of social work.
It was however very helpful in providing me with an understanding of how drugs taken by humans especially for the purpose of mental health affect different areas of the body and the anticipated side effects of each. Through having such knowledge also, I am better able to work with the clients I serve in monitoring the progress of the therapeutic effects of the drugs they are taking during treatment. Additionally, by familiarizing self with the different classes of drugs, will allow me to become more vigilant in recognizing the purpose the drug/s are being taken by clients immediately after hearing or seeing
The Ethical Issues that a Mental Health Professional may Face Mental health professionals may confront several ethical dilemmas during their counseling career, especially when they have to break some of the ethics code principles (West, 2002). The purpose of this project is to present some of the ethical issues that a counselor may face during their career, including ethical concerns in on-line counseling, dual and multiple relationships with the clients and issues of confidentiality. Ethical Concerns in on - Line Counseling Over the last years on-line psychotherapy, including e-mailing and Skype therapy, has been a popular means of providing counseling to clients. However, given the fact that on-line counseling is a relatively new medium
The appropriate treatment of mental disorders implies the rational use of pharmacological, psychological and psychosocial interventions in a clinically meaningful, balanced, and well-integrated way.. CONTINUITY OF CARE: Some mental and behavioral disorders follow a chronic course. The needs of patients and their families are complex and changing, and continuity of care is important. Some of the measures to ensure continuity of care include: • special clinics for groups of patients with the same diagnosis or
2.4 Service Delivery Factors that Influence Adherence to ART Positive health outcomes at times depend on the relationship between health workers and clients. There has to be effective communication with clients with respect to how treatment would be started. In the case of chronic diseases’ management, there has to be a friendly approach to clients to enable them accept treatment procedure and comply. If there is effective interaction between clients and health professionals, the former are able to openly declare their challenges in taking drugs, which enables appropriate measures to be initiated. The ability of clients to win the hearts of health workers have an effect on drug compliance and total health outcomes.
Strengthening effective drug management A drug specialist's part should be that of supervision, quality control of drugs and procedures. He should accept the accountability of overseeing, exhorting, advising and examining, as indicated by the standards of RUM. In light of his or her mastery in pharmaceutical issues, his or her investment is key in the plan of approaches and administrative systems of drug procurement , storage and dispensing to guarantee suitable utilization of
This helps in diversity-sensitive counselling which introduces the concept that includes age, culture, disability, education level, ethnicity, gender, language, physique, race, religion, residential location, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation and trauma (Corey et al., 2010). From this perspective, practising counsellors should be able to be multiculturally competent professionals in order to recognise their practices as ethical. In order to provide proper aid American Psychological Association has established specific guidelines in 2003 Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists (APA, 2003). Besides from being an ethical reference, these guidelines are also published to aid psychologists to increase their knowledge and skills in multicultural education, training, research, practice and organisational
Helps You Find the Best Treatment Method The SAMHSA is designed to help foster create a nationwide system for treating substance abuse and mental health disorders. They will help you find a treatment method that works best for your addiction. Common SAMHSA treatment options include: Peer support groups 12-step