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Criticalthinking tips, Nursing, and Mental Health

WhatI learned about how to become a critical thinker

Ihave learned that studying continuously for more than an hour is noteffective. Instead I should time myself on intervals of 45 minutesand give myself breaks in between before resuming or changing toanother subject. I also learned that starting studying for a test assoon as possible helps to not only reduce the study load but alsohelps in understanding the content through repetition when you revisethrough it during tests.

The2 barriers and two positive solutions for them in my studying

Mybarriers for studying have been mostly procrastinating. I keepputting off things am supposed to do things like studying my notesafter every class or staring working on my assignments until the lastminute. However, I have been able to overcome this barrier bystarting a routine where I study and work on my assignments every dayin small incremental steps.

The2 new concepts I learned in the 8m video on New Nurses.

Ilearned that new nurses have to sit for a specific exam calledNational Council Licensure Examination for them to be licensed intheir state and then it is upon themselves to renew their license asper the regulations of their states. I have also learned that nursescan be able to work an different states without requiring a licensefor all the states their patients are located in as long as thosestates are members of the Nurse Licensure Compact where the nursescan be granted a multi-state license which allows them to work in allthe member states of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Themental health and substance abuse issues in my home community andtheir resources for treatment and what comes first between MH and SA

Themost prevailing mental health issue in my community is depression andthe substance most abused is alcohol. These issues are treated in ourcommunity rehabilitation center where mostly the mental health issueslike depression and bipolar disorder are treated first because theycome first and are in most cases the causal agents of substance abuseby people in a bid to try and alleviate the mental health issues.

Howto change a culture/society to accept &amp treat MH issuesproactively

Mentalhealth and substance abuse are normal issues in society and thecommunity should be taught to look at them as issues that can betreated and engage them to contribute in providing emotional andfinancial support to the people who are affected instead ofmarginalizing them and dismissing them as failures who cannot behelped. The community has to be educated that the recovery of thesepeople is influenced by the support and understanding they get fromtheir families and friends and so that they can play a proactive rolein the rehabilitation of these people.

ThePrimary, Secondary, and tertiary interventions for MH disorders.

Primaryinterventions for anxiety and depression entails preventing peoplefrom falling in depression or anxiety through education on how tolive healthy by avoiding and handling situations that can cause thesemental health issues. Secondary intervention involves the handling ofindividuals already fallen into depression and anxiety by teachingstrategies or seeing a counselor to help reduce the effects andprevent further deterioration of the condition. Tertiary interventionis when the effects of the mental health conditions are mitigated toprevent long term damage. This is where support groups are usedtogether with rehabilitation centers for the affected people to learnhow to recover from the effects and live well after that bysupporting each other.

ShortYouTube video of nursing &amp psychiatric

Thelink below is a 4 minute YouTube video which gives a glimpse of thelife of a Psychiatric Nurse: https://youtu.be/aNzKS2oUZ7Y.


“MentalHealth: A State of Well-being.” WHO,Mental health: a state of well-being.Retrieved March 15, 2017.