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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

World Mental Health Day & Hodges' model

Today is World Mental Health Day. Here are some mental health related concepts mapped to Hodges' model that I have encountered over the past few weeks (I could list many more of course).


depression, suicidal ideas, motivation, beliefs, agitation, assessment tools,
understanding of treatment,
communication skills, confusion,
aggression, lability of mood, loss, disorientation, orientation, concordance,
stress and vulnerability, observation, distress
risk assessment, electroconvulsive therapy
benzodiazepines, anti-depresssants,
side-effects, gait, pain, care environment, 
diagnosis of depression, anxiety, dementia, records - behaviour charts, electronic health record, security
carer under stress, reassurance, counselling skills, respite care, family therapy
empathy and rapport with residents (colleagues...), patient and relative engagement, activities, distraction, engagement, life history, touch, care strategies and recommendations, smiles, companionship

commissioning, funding of services, consent, integrated working effectiveness, referral-on,
care vouchers, advocacy, service access, compliance,
use of Mental Health Act, staff survey, gatekeeping - access to beds, work allocation, health & nursing in the media

See also: Hodges' model - indicative content

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