Health complications can be stressful, especially in more vulnerable populations like young children and the elderly. With stress and loss of function often come depression and other psychological manifestations. As a nurse, part of your job is to recognize and educate patients and caregivers on how to deal with the psychological complications of a health crisis.

In this Assignment, you will educate either a caregiver of an elderly patient or a caregiver of a young child patient on ways to prevent and manage psychological manifestations. Review the Learning Resources dealing with injuries and depression and anxiety.

 

The Assignment:

Develop a teaching plan for treating the potential psychological issues that may result from health crises in either the elderly or young children. You will use PowerPoint to present your teaching plan. Some considerations to make include:

  • In what ways does mental health need to be considered across the illness/injury continuum?
  • How can nurses help both patients and caregivers work through mental blocks and depression associated with an illness or injury?
  • Although treatment will take place in a medical facility, how can non-medical treatments be used as a supplement?

Support your idea with a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.

Include the main elements of your presentation to a group of parents or elderly or their caregivers. This PowerPoint presentation should include between 8–10 slides. It will be assessed using the Week 3 Assignment. Prior to submitting your Assignment, make sure to review the rubric, which is located in the Course Information area.

Note: Be sure to use the Walden Power Point template included in the Writing

 Resources and Program Success Tools.

 

The following resources can help to guide you:

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/scholarlywriting#s-lg-box-2773859

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/commonsources

 

Required Readings

Buijck, B. I., Zuidema, S. U., Spruit-van Eijk, M., Bor, H., Gerritsen, D. L., & Koopmans, R. T. C. M. (2014). Determinants of geriatric patients’ quality of life after stroke rehabilitation. Aging & Mental Health, 18(8), 980–985. http://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2014.899969

 

Haugan, G., Innstrand, S.T. & Moksnes, U.K. (2013). The effect of nurse-patient interaction on anxiety and depression in cognitively intact nursing home patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(15–16), 2192-2205. http://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12072

 

Frazao, S. L., Correia, A.M., Norton, P. & Magalhaes, T. (2015). Physical abuse against elderly persons in institutional settings. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 36, 54-60. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2015.09.002

 

Liu, C. H. & Tronick, E. (2013). Rates and predictors of postpartum depression by race and ethnicity: Results from the 2004 to 2007 New York City PRAMS Survey (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System). Maternal Child Health Journal, 17, 1599-1610. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-012-1171-z

 

Spilman, S. K., Smith, H. L., Schirmer, L. L., & Tonui, P. M. (2015). Evaluation and treatment of depression in adult trauma patients. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 22(1), 17–22. http://doi.org/10.1097/JTN.0000000000000102

 

United Nations Children’s Fund. (2014). Hidden in plain sight: A statistical analysis 

of violence against children. http://files.unicef.org/publications/files/Hidden_in_plain_sight_statistical_analysis_EN_3_Sept_2014.pdf

 

Required Media

Steiner, L. M. (2012). Why domestic violence victims don’t leave. [Video]. TED conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_morgan_steiner_why_domestic_violence_victims_don_t_leave?language=en#t-58672

 

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