NURS-6121 : Mental Health in Primary Care: Theory

Nursing | College of Nursing | GR

  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 3 Good Health and Well Being
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

Addresses the promotion of mental health, diagnosis, and age appropriate treatment of common, uncomplicated mental disorders and the ongoing management of patients with stabilized psychiatric disorders in primary care and the community. The complex interactions of mental and physical health, and bidirectional influences of medical and psychiatric treatment and prognosis, are considered. An ecological model and social determinants of health are examined as factors influencing the development of mental disorders and treatment effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on holistic assessment, early detection, disease prevention, health promotion, and collaborative, integrated approaches to treatment planning and referral processes. Registration restrictions may be bypassed by the department with permission of instructor.