Nurses and mental health workers both desire quality care for our patients, so why do we sometimes seem to be at odds with each other? This group will discuss case scenarios, perceived responsibilities, and the minds of both disciplines to illustrate how and why individual disciplines approach the same issues differently. It aims to share new and modified approaches between these critical patient care disciplines in order to achieve shared patient care goals in a cohesive, harmonious, team-oriented environment.
- Verbalize at least four common issues that create disharmony between nurses and mental health workers
- Analyze four case studies involving conflicts between nurses and mental health workers
- Discuss how to apply learned skills and knowledge to change workplace approaches or practices
Nury Marcelo MSN, RN, CCHP-RN, Director of Medical Operations, DuPage County Jail