Discussion: Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Many children face special issues that impact everyday life, whether it is within themselves, their families, or their environment. The PMHNP must be sensitive to these many issues that children and adolescents are faced with during important developmental years.

In this Discussion, you select a special population and analyze the psychological issues that the population faces. You also address the assessment and treatment needs of the population.  

To Prepare for the Discussion:

  • Review the Learning Resources.
  • Select one of the following topics for the Discussion: (Select which ever topic you choose)
    • Adoption
    • Foster care
    • Gender dysphoria
    • Forensic issues
    • Impact of terrorism on children

Post:

  • Write your selected disorder in the subject line of your Discussion post.
  • Explain the psychological issues that may result from your topic.
  • Describe the most effective assessment measure that could be used, and explain why you selected this.
  • Explain the treatment options available for children and adolescents involved with your selected disorder.
  • Explain how culture may influence treatment.

Family Health Assessment assignment

Refer back to the interview and evaluation you conducted in the Topic 2 Family Health Assessment assignment. Identify the social determinates of health (SDOH) contributing to the family’s health status. In a 750-1,000-word paper, create a plan of action to incorporate health promotion strategies for this family. Include the following:

  1. Describe the SDOH that affect the family health status. What is the impact of these SDOH on the family? Discuss why these factors are prevalent for this family.
  2. Based on the information gathered through the family health assessment, recommend age-appropriate screenings for each family member. Provide support and rationale for your suggestions. 
  3. Choose a health model to assist in creating a plan of action. Describe the model selected. Discuss the reasons why this health model is the best choice for this family. Provide rationale for your reasoning.
  4. Using the model, outline the steps for a family-centered health promotion. Include strategies for communication.

Interview a nurse manager to explore the external factors that influence decision making such as health policy, regulatory requirements, accreditation, health care financing

Interview a nurse manager to explore the external factors that influence decision making such as health policy, regulatory requirements, accreditation, health care financing. Write a 4 – 5 page paper summarizing and analyzing your interview with the nurse manager.

Goal: Identify the external factors that influence nurse manager’s decision making.

Content requirements for this assignment:
1. Provide an overview of the role of the nurse manager interviewed. Summarize the information from the interview (do not report the interview question by question)

2. Perceptions related to impact on health policy on decision. Perceptions related to impact of regulatory agencies on decision making. Perceptions related to impact of health care financing on decision making.
3. Analysis of the interview supported by the literature.

How do you serve others in the profession of nursing

Over time, I believe I have developed a consistent and successful leadership strategy. A servant leader has the ability to recognize and understand the feelings and emotions that are experienced by their team. I believe empathy is one of the strongest traits of a servant leader. For me, I want to know my staff, both professionally and personally. I want to know their strengths, as well as their weaknesses. I want to know them personally because their personal life can often affect their professional life. I also believe I share a strong sense of openness with my team. In too many organizations it is accepted that the truth is not told, or is actively hidden, from employees. By keeping them informed on all decisions when that may affect them when appropriate, you are far more likely to maintain their buy-in and trust. I never want my team to feel as if I’m withholding information that may be potentially harmful to the team environment. Most importantly, I strive to cultivate a culture of trust within my organization and the nurses I serve. Trust is crucial in servant leadership. It is important that employees know and trust the leader. With no trust, there is no growth, only discontentment.

Serving differs greatly from the secular view of power. The secular view of power is easy to understand, look at any corporation or business. Those that are in power have a title with a great deal of authority. That power allows them to rule over individuals. The goal of getting in power is not having to serve the people around you (Brown, 2016). Serving others in servant leadership means the leader becomes the server. The leader puts his or her team’s needs above their own and helps the team develop and perform as highly as possible. In short, servant leadership principles emphasize facilitation and helping employees grow and harness their maximum potential, empowering both individual team members and the company to be successful (Lindsey, 2019).

Original Question: 

How do you serve others in the profession of nursing? Explain how the way you serve others in the profession of nursing could become more closely aligned with the issue of serving as explained by the servant-leadership paradigm. How does the issue of serving differ from the secular view of power?

How do you serve others in the profession of nursing

Over time, I believe I have developed a consistent and successful leadership strategy. A servant leader has the ability to recognize and understand the feelings and emotions that are experienced by their team. I believe empathy is one of the strongest traits of a servant leader. For me, I want to know my staff, both professionally and personally. I want to know their strengths, as well as their weaknesses. I want to know them personally because their personal life can often affect their professional life. I also believe I share a strong sense of openness with my team. In too many organizations it is accepted that the truth is not told, or is actively hidden, from employees. By keeping them informed on all decisions when that may affect them when appropriate, you are far more likely to maintain their buy-in and trust. I never want my team to feel as if I’m withholding information that may be potentially harmful to the team environment. Most importantly, I strive to cultivate a culture of trust within my organization and the nurses I serve. Trust is crucial in servant leadership. It is important that employees know and trust the leader. With no trust, there is no growth, only discontentment.

Serving differs greatly from the secular view of power. The secular view of power is easy to understand, look at any corporation or business. Those that are in power have a title with a great deal of authority. That power allows them to rule over individuals. The goal of getting in power is not having to serve the people around you (Brown, 2016). Serving others in servant leadership means the leader becomes the server. The leader puts his or her team’s needs above their own and helps the team develop and perform as highly as possible. In short, servant leadership principles emphasize facilitation and helping employees grow and harness their maximum potential, empowering both individual team members and the company to be successful (Lindsey, 2019).

Original Question: 

How do you serve others in the profession of nursing? Explain how the way you serve others in the profession of nursing could become more closely aligned with the issue of serving as explained by the servant-leadership paradigm. How does the issue of serving differ from the secular view of power?

Provide staff opportunities to participate in evidence-based projects and committees to help them learn new processes, procedures

Provide a 50 word answer to the below answer in apa format with in-text citations and references. The original question is also provided below.

In my current role in my organization, I serve my staff members by being able to listen to their needs and be their advocate for items that they are requiring to help them serve their patients more effectively and efficiently. I provide staff opportunities to participate in evidence-based projects and committees to help them learn new processes, procedures, and to encourage them to seek opportunities to learn. By doing this, it will make them up to date and proficient in process improvements. By listening, having empathy, and helping staff grow personally and professionally, I strive to follow the servant leadership principles. The secular view works on commanding others and making decisions without the input of the followers ( DelHousaye,2016).

Original Question:

How do you serve others in the profession of nursing? Explain how the way you serve others in the profession of nursing could become more closely aligned with the issue of serving as explained by the servant-leadership paradigm. How does the issue of serving differ from the secular view of power?

Scientific and Mathematical/Analytical Perspectives of Inquiry Paper

Week 3: Scientific and Mathematical/Analytical Perspectives of Inquiry Paper

Compose a focused paper that explains and describes your healthcare issue/topic from the scientific and mathematical/analytical perspectives of inquiry. (You will cover two perspectives in one paper.)

Address your general topic by forming and answering two levels of research questions for each inquiry.

  • Choose a “Level 1 Research Question/Writing Prompt” from both of the lists below to answer in the paper.
  • Compose a “Level 2 Research Question/Writing Prompt” for each kind of inquiry that provides detail, specificity, and focus to your inquiry, research, and writing.
  • State your research questions in the introduction of your paper.
  • Answer each research question and support your assertions with evidence (research) to form the body of your paper.
  • In the conclusion of the paper, briefly review the issues, research questions, answers, and insights.

Level 1 Research Questions/Writing Prompts
SCIENTIFIC Perspective of Inquiry
What are the anatomical, physiological, pathological, or epidemiological issues?
Which body systems are affected?
What happens at the cellular or genetic level?
Which chemical or biological issues are most important?
Level 1 Research Questions/Writing Prompts
MATHEMATICAL/ANALYTICAL Perspective of Inquiry
What are the economic issues involved?
Which economic theories or approaches best explain the issue?
What are the statistical facts related to the issue?
Which statistical processes used to study the issue provide for the best explanation or understanding?

Ethics in Public and Community Health Nursing Practice

Discuss and analyze the situation according to the ethical principles that you have learned in this chapters  

Chapter 4: Ethics in Public and Community Health Nursing Practice

Chapter 5: Cultural Influences in Nursing in Community Health

Chapter 28: Nursing Practice at the Local, State, and National Levels in Public Health,

 How would the use of a different priority of ethical principles affect possible outcomes?

1. A high school student with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) wishes to attend class.

2.A student has confided to a school worker that her father is sexually abusing her. She does not want her mother, who is a teacher at the school, to know and does not want the nurse or the counselor or principal to discuss this with anyone.