Mental health care is often initiated in the primary care setting.
Mental health care is often initiated in the primary care setting. Screenings are a critical part of identifying clients who may require psychiatric care. Carefully read the questions below and address each in your initial post.
Application? of? Course ?Knowledge
Identify your clinical practicum setting (primary care office) and a population that you typically see (older adults).
Discuss mental health screening tools used at your clinical site. If no screening tools are currently used, which ones would you recommend?
Describe the quality of the mental health care you have observed. Discuss disparities or biases, if any, in the care provided to different members of the population.
Screening opportunities are often missed in vulnerable populations and those with limited access to care. Describe at least TWO changes you recommend in your practice setting and community to increase the frequency of mental health screenings within vulnerable populations.
Integration of Evidence:?Integrate relevant scholarly sources as defined by program expectations.Links to an external site.
Cite a scholarly source in the initial post.
Cite a scholarly source in one faculty response post.
Cite a scholarly source in one peer post.
Accurately analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles from evidence with no more than one short quote (15 words or less) for the week.
Include a minimum of two different scholarly sources per week. Cite all references and provide references for all citations.
Reference Citation:?Use current APA format to format citations and references and is free of errors.
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