ERIC Number: ED028769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to the Teaching of Psychiatric Nursing in Diploma and Associate Degree Programs: Workshop Report.
National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Advisory Service.
This workshop was the third and final phase of a project to determine what goals, methods, content, and learning experiences in psychiatric-mental health nursing should be included in diploma and associate degree education for nursing in light of present day trends in psychiatric care. The project indicates that the hospital is no longer the focal point of psychiatric care and the community is very much involved in mental health activities. Nurses need to be involved in learning experiences that include the whole mental health continuum. The first phase of the project was the selection of eight diploma and eight associate degree educational programs in nursing to participate in the study. The second phase was the selection of content and learning experiences appropriate to both programs. The purpose of the workshop was to prepare faculties to use the project method of planning a course in nursing care. This summary of the 5-day workshop includes (1) integration of psychiatric-mental health nursing content in a curriculum, (2) individual behavior and the nurse-patient relationship, (3) the group process, (4) therapeutic environment, (5) the trend toward community mental health centers, (6) 31 selected operational definitions, and (7) workshop materials. A bibliography is organized into (1) curriculum development, (2) ward environment, (3) group work skills, and (4) community mental health trends. (RM)
Descriptors: Mental Health, Nurses Aides, Nursing, Occupations, Psychiatric Aides, Two Year Colleges
National League for Nursing, Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Advisory Service, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Advisory Service.