4719 Mental Health Nursing


Title: Chapter 18 – Somatic Therapies

1. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been found to be an effective treatment for mental health disorders.

a. What is the indication for ECT?

How has your perception of ECT changed after learning more about the procedure?

Describe the potential side effects of ECT and the nurse’s role in caring for a client receiving ECT.

2. Jackson has been diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder after suffering from depression over the fall and winter months for the past 3 years.

List the information that you would provide Jackson about phototherapy.

3. A client wishes to know more about nonpharmacological somatic therapies.

Compare and contract transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and psychosurgery.

4. Your nursing instructor has been teaching on somatic therapies in the mental health class today.  Your client has an order for a somatic therapy the following day, so you go in to provide client education.

What are somatic therapies 

Discuss the different types included in this classification. 

Which somatic therapy do you believe is most effective and why?

Chapter 17 – Integrative Therapies

One of your family members is diagnosed with a medical condition and chooses to use both traditional Western treatments and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.

1. What are your personal feelings and beliefs about CAM approaches to healing? Have you ever sought treatment with an alternative approach? If so, what were the results? How has this affected your role as a nurse?

2. How do you feel about the client who rejects traditional medicine and seeks alternative measures for a health problem?

While caring for a client with depression, he tells you that when his sister was suffering from the same condition, she used herbs and acupuncture. He tells you that he would like to know more about CAM therapies.

What is the difference between complementary and alternative treatments?

Identify and describe one type of CAM therapy for each category of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine classifications.

During your psychiatric–mental health rotation at a hospital, you are asked to give the other nurses a presentation about CAM treatments for psychiatric conditions.

Choose one of the following conditions: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, addictive disorders, or cognitive disorders. Identify and explain at least one CAM treatment that can be used for your chosen condition. Also list any potential side effects, if any.

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