Mental Status Examination and Stigma for Enrolled Nurses

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Lecture Overview

It is essential for all nurses - not just those working in mental health settings - to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform an acute mental status examination. This talk from Amanda Smith addresses some of the stigma around common mental illnesses you may encounter in your practice, as well as some practical tips for conducting a mental status examination and providing appropriate care.


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Amanda Smith is a mental health nurse and educator at tertiary institutions. She has worked across a wide swathe of the healthcare industry, including general nursing, aged care, cardiac and emergency departments. Amanda believes that the fundamental issue for all healthcare consumers is the barrier of stigma and discrimination and aims to help all overcome this hurdle.
CPD time47m
First Published09 December 2018
Updated09 December 2018
29 September 2023
Learning Tools
Mental Health
Clinical Assessment
Enrolled Nurses