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Mental Health Nursing

I like it. Mental Health diseases are chronic diseases, and I think they are more debilitating in their way than diabetes. Usually diabetes doesn’t affect your brain. If you can’t trust your judgement, what can you trust?

Also we got to watch this really interesting movie, called the Soloist. At what point do you make decisions for other people? How do you handle friendships when the friend is homeless, and wants to be there? To a degree, these are the challenges that face all health care providers. Who dictates what is best for the patient? It ought to be the patient, right? Well, not necessarily. Especially in mental health this is a crucial question.

I thoroughly enjoyed this clinical rotation, and will be very sorry to see it go.

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