Prerequisites: 69:251 with "C" or better grade.

In this course the psychiatric nursing view of psychotic, neurotic and organic conditions, and disorders of personality will be described. The aetiology, presenting signs and symptoms and the course of the illness will be delineated. The efficacy of classic psychiatric nursing strategies to treat these disorders will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to explore current nursing research findings pertaining to the conditions discussed and to consider application of psychiatric nursing interventions where appropriate.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 69:366.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:363 in the BU Course Transfer Database.