Cultural competency in mental health/nursing


Submit an evidence-based practice paper about cultural competency in mental health nursing. An evidence-based practice paper allows you to explore best practice and help improve client outcomes on a psychiatric unit. Your paper should describe how you, as a nurse, will include – or have included – cultural awareness in a client diagnosed with a mental illness. The person you describe could be someone in your clinical setting, someone you have worked with in the past, or a theoretical client BUT now must be on the Mental Health unit for this paper. Remember that culture can also include gender equality, sexual orientation, and other cultures besides race and religion – including cultures unique to one particular family. Use the point categories as headings. Your paper body should be at least 3 pages (double-spaced, not including the title or reference pages) in APA Format and include: 1. Assessment: discuss what you would assess concerning the clients culture, include name of culture. 2. NANDA 3 part diagnosis: list 2 mental health nursing diagnosis that this person has or may be at risk for, include 1 cultural diagnosis. 3. Planning/patient outcome: what planning is needed to insure the cultural and emotional safety. 4. implementation/nursing action: what are interventions that would ensure the safety of your client concerning culture? address patient objectives 5. Evaluation: how will you evaluate whether your implementation was effective? Use measurable parameters (1-10 scale, for 3 days, walks 100 feet, at least 3 times) 6. Summary: discuss whether the interventions were successful. What should be changed/improved?

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