Tidal Model Essay

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Social inclusion is all important in the recovery of patient with mental disorders. However, as they are considered as the excluded group in a society, they may encounter some barriers in the recovery pathway. The demeanour and thinking ability of a person with a mental disorder may differ from a healthy person. According to the latest study carried on by the Ministry of health, New Zealand, it is evident that mental disorder is not rare in adult but higher when compared to other age groups. Moreover, it is supposed to be that one in six New Zealand adults is suffering from different types of mental disorders (Oakley-Browne, Wells & Scott, 2006). The opportunities and barriers that many mentally ill adults, especially between the age of …show more content…
“Tidal Model”, focused on person-centred care, to deal with their problems by identifying it and providing proper care (Buchanan-Barker & Barker, 2005).
“Tidal model” consists of three major domains which are “self”, “world” and “others”. According to University of Birmingham (2008), the first domain “self” refers the values and beliefs of the patient, which a nurse should document as it will exactly reflect the patient’s thought for instance, a figure of speech or some phrases. The second domain “world” refers to their introspection or feelings from their own perspective. The final domain, “others”, refers to the society, professionals, family or services they have or needed in order to step them back to the community. “Tidal Model” spiritually stimulate the consumer to go back to their past and allow them to understand from their life experience, as the nurse recollects the individuals past world by assessing his or her experiences and complete the assessment in consumer’s own words, voice and language (Barker, 2004). This is why, In New Zealand, mental health consumers believe in this model as they believe they will gain the ability, potential and rights to go back to the community and to be the part of social events.
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The first one is “value the voice”. Translating the patient’s story by a third person or professional has been traditional. But, in this case the consumer’s real words and voices are recorded. The second one is “respect the language” in this, a tidal practitioner respects the consumer’s way of speaking, sometimes with unusual grammar and personal metaphors (Buchanan-Barker & Barker, 2008). “Become the apprentice “ is the third commitment which means, be apprentice minded, so the nurse can understand what the consumer needs rather than imposing professional solutions only. The fourth one is “use the available toolkit”. The consumer’s story may contain “what worked” and “what might work” in the future, the tidal practitioner should collect this as tools as this may contain clues which may help to recover. The fifth one is “craft the step beyond” this means, the nurse and patient should work together to initiate plans for the best

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