PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTION BELOW, ZERO PLAGIARISM, FIVE REFERENCES NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, 7TH APA FORMAT/WRITING STYLE, SEE RUBRIC AND ASSIGNMENT DETAIL BELOW, PLEASE: Attach copies of or links to the suicide and violence risk assessments you selected.
The diagnosis of psychiatric emergencies can include a wide range of problems—from serious drug reactions to abuse and suicidal ideation/behaviors. Regardless of care setting, the PMHNP must know how to address emergencies, coordinate care with other members of the health care team and law enforcement officials (when indicated), and effectively communicate with family members who are often overwhelmed in emergency situations. In their role, PMHNPs can ensure a smooth transition from emergency mental health care to follow-up care, and also bridge the physical–mental health divide in healthcare.
In this week’s Assignment, you explore legal and ethical issues surrounding psychiatric emergencies, and identify evidence-based suicide and violence risk assessments.