May 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 191 - Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare

Explores aspects of psychosocial issues in healthcare. Explores societal, cultural and personal attitudes as they impact access to mental health and medical care. Examines healthcare disparities for individuals with mental illness. Explores legal, ethical and safety issues regarding rights of the individual and the community. Applies the nursing process to the care of individuals from wellness to acute and chronic mental illness. Includes substance abuse, disorders of anxiety, mood, bipolar, eating and thought along with related disorders across the lifespan. Identifies treatment approaches, including communication, collaboration and advocacy, by applying knowledge from psychology and related fields. Incorporates concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal and professional development, quality and safety, relationship-centered care and teamwork. Prerequisite: NURS 181, 182 with a C grade (2.0) or higher and concurrent enrollment in NURS 191, 192.