NSG694 MH Care: Adults/Aging Adults

Course Description

Evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to various symptoms and disorders of adults and aging adults in primary behavioral health settings are explored. Theoretical foundations of AP nursing include assessment, diagnosis, pharmacologic/non-pharmacologic interventions with behavioral, developmental and mental health disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate therapeutic strategies to enable older people with mental health or substance use problems to live where they prefer, generally in the community - to age in place
  • Evaluate resources and access to clinically appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent care in the community and in congregate living settings for people who need more help as they grow older.
  • Describe the Collaborative Care Model that includes: care coordination and care management; regular/proactive monitoring and treatment to target population using validated clinical rating scales; and regular, systematic psychiatric caseload reviews.
  • Describe the effect of various comorbid conditions (e.g., diabetes, coronary heart disease) on the trajectory of mental health and illness in adults and aging adults.
  • Critique various partnerships between State Aging, Mental Health, and Single State Authorities in advancing older adult behavioral health services.
  • Synthesize principles of genetics and genomics to deliver evidence-based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies.