Psychological Issues In Nursing Essay

815 Words 4 Pages
Psychology plays an important role in many health care professional careers. Nursing is one of the more evident cases to which psychology plays a role. In order for a nurse to provide true holistic care, they must be able to assess both physical and mental health needs. Many people in the world develop at least one type of common mental health disorder in their life. Nurses need to be able to recognize theses issues in their patients. The first article was written by Elizabeth Barley and Victoria Lawson. The article explores the reasons why people maybe unaware of their disorder and what some of the symptoms are to a disorder. The second article I read was written by Aman Sharma. The article recognizes the idea that mental disorders do not discriminate on any level and nurses need to understand that the actions put forth by the patient maybe a side effect.
Psychological Issues
Psychological issues may be acute or chronic depending on the case. The disorders do not discriminate on any means by gender or race. A nurse will be able to help the patient fully if they understand the disorder themselves (Sharma, 2016). Knowledge of
…show more content…
The Whooley questionnaire is 95% accurate to determine depression (Barley, Lawson 2016). The questionnaire consists of two questions; 1) During the past month, have you often been bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless? 2) During the past month, have you often been bothered by little interest or pleasure in doing things? The questionnaire used for anxiety is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment 2. The questions asked in the GAD-2 are “Over the past 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by: 1) Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge? And 2) Not being able to stop or control worrying?” The patient has four choices for the responses: Not at all (0), several days (1), more than half the days (2), or nearly every day (4) (Barley, Lawson

Related Documents