Treatment of Patients with Mental Illnesses in the Emergency Department: A Best Practice Approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579298
Title:
Treatment of Patients with Mental Illnesses in the Emergency Department: A Best Practice Approach
Author:
Hill, Kelsey Rachela
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis was to develop evidence based recommendations for best practice in nursing care of patients with mental illnesses in the emergency department. It is estimated that one in about every four individuals in the United States has been diagnosed with a mental illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). Additionally, it is estimated that one in every eight emergency department visits will be related to patients with mental illnesses or substance abuse (Manton, 2013). However, studies suggest that staff members do not feel comfortable caring for patients with mental illnesses and many staff members hold biases against patients with mental illnesses (Manton, 2013). Therefore, this thesis proposes a best practice protocol the better educate staff members on providing appropriate care to patients with mental illnesses in the emergency department. Additionally, this protocol proposes a debriefing program to help staff manage stress if violent events do occur.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Larson, Wanda; Nolen, Judith E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTreatment of Patients with Mental Illnesses in the Emergency Department: A Best Practice Approachen_US
dc.creatorHill, Kelsey Rachelaen
dc.contributor.authorHill, Kelsey Rachelaen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to develop evidence based recommendations for best practice in nursing care of patients with mental illnesses in the emergency department. It is estimated that one in about every four individuals in the United States has been diagnosed with a mental illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). Additionally, it is estimated that one in every eight emergency department visits will be related to patients with mental illnesses or substance abuse (Manton, 2013). However, studies suggest that staff members do not feel comfortable caring for patients with mental illnesses and many staff members hold biases against patients with mental illnesses (Manton, 2013). Therefore, this thesis proposes a best practice protocol the better educate staff members on providing appropriate care to patients with mental illnesses in the emergency department. Additionally, this protocol proposes a debriefing program to help staff manage stress if violent events do occur.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorLarson, Wandaen
dc.contributor.advisorNolen, Judith E.en
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