Conceptual models used in mental health nursing when interviewing client , nurse and doctor
As you will have read from the assignment guidelines, you are required to conduct three interviews in your clinical practice area that will enable you to gain insight as to how a service user perceives his or her mental health crisis, how the named nurse / carer perceives the service users crisis and also how one other health care professional perceives the service users crisis (this other person could be the service users psychiatrist, social worker, occupational therapist etc the choice is yours).
More specifically, the basis of the interviews should explore the nature of the service users crisis; the assumed cause(s) of the service users crisis and what the respondents believe needs to be done about the service users crisis.
Example questions that could be asked of the service user include:
How would you describe your current crisis/what brought you to the attention of the mental health service?
What has been happening to you/others that has brought you to this point?
What do you feel has caused your current situation/brought you to the attention of the mental health services?
What has been happening to you/others that may have caused you to be referred to the mental health services?
What do you believe needs to be done to help you overcome your current situation?
What do you feel needs to be done by the mental health services to help you overcome your current situation?
You have been provided with this workbook in which to document the information that you gather from all three interviews. Please write down the questions that you asked and the responses that were given. This information will then be summarised and presented to a group of peers and an assessor in your PBL 1 assessment