|HCS||NURNP||2345||2||Management Chronic Health Problems Psychiatric|
This course focuses on theory and concepts relevant to the management of chronic psychiatric and primary health care needs/problems of clients with long-term psychiatric disorders 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 the client populations commonly encountered in psychiatric settings. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the unique contributions of social and cultural factors in the development of appropriate treatment plans for clients experiencing long-term psychiatric problems. This course builds on the scientific knowledge acquired in previous psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner core and theory courses. It offers a framework for integrating a primary care approach in the management of chronic and severe psychiatric problems across the life span.