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A Business Plan: Developing a Nurse Practitioner Led Wellness and Recovery Center
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For a long-time resident of a psychiatric ward, life has become a predictable routine. He knows what happens by the time he wakes up and other interventions designed for his own case.
These interventions may either be one-on-one sessions with a healthcare professional or with a group undergoing therapy. Getting plucked out of an institution where he has been accustomed to may be upsetting for him and the other residents he has been with for a long period of time as he may have nowhere else to go to continue the services he has been receiving from the medical institution. In Alabama, the Department of Mental Health announced its restructuring plan to close four of the state’s six mental health hospitals with the intention of moving 470 patients to community-based care (Beyerle, 2012). This de-institutionalization of patients is bound to cause several problems in health care and it would take a long time to build replacement facilities for these patients across the state, which includes 16-bed regional homes and crisis centers. When communities undergo widespread deinstitutionalization, individuals who have been at hospitals or other long-term care facilities for many years often find the transition to community life upsetting and overwhelming. Deinstitutionalization also places a burden on the community, which frequently lacks the infrastructure and resources to accommodate people in need of long-term care for behavioral disorders and other psychological and/or neurological conditions. ...
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