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NURS 243 Mental Health Nursing Assignment: Assist With Design of a Psychiatric Hospital
Goal: Assist with design of a new psychiatric hospital to meet the inpatient and outpatient needs of the
city of Las Vegas.
Objectives:
1. Identify the need for expanded psychiatric services in Las Vegas
2. Discuss the types of in-patient and outpatient psychiatric services that psychiatric hospitals provide
3. Explain why the community may experience anxiety when a new psychiatric facility is built
4. Identify the role of the treatment team (psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses)
5. Describe the role of the psychiatric nurse in in-patient and outpatient settings
Scenario: It is 2035 and you are Nurse Manager of a psychiatric in-patient unit. For10 years, you have
provided care to in-patient and outpatient psychiatric patients in Las Vegas. You are appointed by the
governor to serve on a committee that will propose and oversee the building of a new psychiatric hospital
in Las Vegas. As a committee member, you have been assigned to write a proposal including:
Need for new psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas
Safety features designed into the psychiatric hospital
Populations to be served at the psychiatric hospital
In-patient psychiatric services
Outpatient psychiatric services
Psychiatric Emergency/Crisis services
Psychiatric treatments for mental illness
Multidisciplinary treatment team
Psychiatric nursing staff
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