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Business Plan for a Wellness and Recovery Center for Deinstitutianal Individuals
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BUSINESS PLAN FOR A WELLNESS AND RECOVERY CENTER FOR DEINSTITUTIONALIZED INDIVIDUALS CHAPTER TWO REVIEW OF LITERATURE BY AUDRY GREEN GORMAN DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE CLINICAL PROJECT CHAPTER 2 Review of Literature As long-time residents of a mental institution, being deinstitutionalized to go back to community living may be unnerving especially for the adults with serious mental illness.
Adult Day Treatment Programs in community health care centers may offer such interventions. McQueeney (1996) investigated the effects of hospitalization as opposed to day treatment programs and found that staying in mental health hospitals for a prolonged period of time promoted dependent behaviors and decreased functionality of the patients. On the contrary, day treatment programs not only exposed patients to community life but also enabled patients such as those with schizophrenia and active psychosis to productively participate in the interventions, become more independent and achieve community living skills. The medical model of adult day health care offers skilled therapeutic services from nurses, therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, geriatric physicians and others (National Care Planning Council, 2012). For nurse-led community-based health centers, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, monitoring for side effects, medication education, and symptom management training are provided by the nurse practitioner and done on each patient in conjunction with the consulting psychiatrist and with assistance by the nursing staff. ...
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