A Guide to Performing a Mental Health Examination

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Lecture Overview

It is essential that all nurses, not just those working in mental health settings, have the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform a mental health examination. This practical session will draw on relevant case studies to demonstrate how to assess a person in your care who is experiencing mental distress.


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Amanda Smith View profile
Amanda Smith is a mental health nurse and educator at tertiary institutions. She has worked across a wide swathe of the healthcare industry, including general nursing, aged care, cardiac and emergency departments. Amanda believes that the fundamental issue for all healthcare consumers is the barrier of stigma and discrimination and aims to help all overcome this hurdle.
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First Published25 July 2019
Updated22 May 2022
30 May 2027
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Mental Health