|HCS||NURNP||2340||2||Management Acute/Episodic Health Psychiatric|
This course focuses on the theory and concepts relevant to management of the primary health care needs and problems of clients with a diagnosed psychiatric problem across the life span. The focus is on selected theories and principles from the physical and behavioral sciences central to planning, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic regimens for clients with acute psychiatric problems across the life span encountered in a primary care setting. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the unique contributions of social and cultural factors in the development of appropriate treatment plans. This course builds directly on the knowledge base developed in the physical diagnosis and primary health care courses, expanding that base to the care of clients who have a diagnosed psychiatric problem.