ERIC Number: ED024782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Clinical Workshop in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing for Instructors in Schools of Practical Nursing. Final Report.
Lamar, Carl F.; And Others
Twenty directors and instructors in schools of practical nursing in Kentucky and a total of nine directors and instructors from six other states and the District of Columbia attended a 2-week workshop at the University of Kentucky in July 1967. The purpose was to assist participants to integrate mental health concepts into the practical nurse curriculum, improve instruction in psychiatric nursing, and to acquire knowledge about the newest materials and latest techniques and skills in the field. Kentucky State Hospital provided clinical experience, and field trips were made to Frankfort State Hospital and Home for Mentally Retarded and to the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Center. Methods included films, tours, lectures, demonstrations, student-patient conferences, and student-faculty conferences. The National League for Nursing Psychiatric Nursing Achievement Test was used for pre- and post-testing; the group mean score was at the 32nd percentile on the pretest and at the 72nd percentile on the post-test. Abstracts of speeches included in the report are "Present and Future Trends of Mental Health,""Utilizing Mental Health Concepts in the General Hospital Setting,""Mental Health Concepts,""Communicating,""Mental Retardation,""Utilization of the Practical Nurse in Mental Health," and "Community Mental Health." (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Communication (Thought Transfer), Hospitals, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychiatric Services, Public Health, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Research Coordinating Unit, Lexington.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.