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man-machine system assessment

man-machine system assessment Definition  Human-factors engineers regard humans as an element in a “man-machine” system. A “man-machine system” means that the man and his machine have a reciprocal relationship with each other. A man is effectively a single channel device, although one that time shares. An ergonomically sound system provides optimum performance because it takes […]

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Assessment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders

Assessment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders It is essential to undertake a full and comprehensive assessment before embarking on treatment of the problems. It may take more than one meeting before an assessment is completed. Assessments should be carefully planned and time allowed to explore with the child and family their attitude to the […]

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Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

During the past decade, the literature devoted to the clinical assessment of PTSD advanced considerably. Of particular note is the increase in attention to the development of assessment tools for use with noncombatants and even more specifically with survivors of specific civilian traumas (e.g., tools developed specifically for use with rape survivors, crime victims, etc.), […]

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Principles of assessment about Assessment of personality disorders

 It is important that the assessor look at interpersonal style, affect and behavioural facets using a multitude of assessment methods, and over time. No diagnostic procedure, regardless of type should be measured against a standard of absolute accuracy due to the errors within all. Absolute labels of personality disorder, including psychopathy, are not always entirely […]

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Assessment Tools for Personality Disorders

Below we comment on specific aspects of assessment that are most relevant to the person with suspected personality disorder. The methods with which health care professionals assess an individual for personality traits and disorders encompass a wide range of techniques, which invariably reflect professional background and agenda. Ideally, the assessment would bring together evidence from […]

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Assessment of personality disorder

Patients with personality disorder may present with a range of behavioural, emotional or associated problems. Enduring personality changes Previous personality may change permanently after catastrophic experiences in adult life (such as hostage-taking, torture or other disaster) or severe mental illness Common presentations of personality disorder Aggression Anxiety and depression Bingeing, vomiting, purging and other eating […]

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The scope of nursing assessment

We turn now to our vision for nursing assessment within this framework. We advocate the principle of holistic care and have presented a schema that we believe maps, in general terms, all that is the experience of being human. It follows that holistic nursing care, or assessment of the whole person, requires familiarity with, and […]

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The scope of mental health nursing assessment

Increasing emphasis is placed on assessment of the ‘whole person’, by which different authors may mean different things. We have suggested that mental health nursing assessments are concerned with how people function in relation to health problems as well as in relation to the broader context of their lives. This focus on functioning provides one […]

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The purpose of mental health nursing assessment

We have emphasized two assessment stages, the collection of information and the use of that information to infer the need for nursing or other health care interventions. Though medical diagnosis is an important part of assessment, and one we fully acknowledge, mental health nursing is interested not in medical diagnoses per se, but in the […]

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mental health nursing assessment

In its broadest sense assessment permeates all aspects of nursing care. It is not just a discrete activity that initiates the ‘nursing process’ or ‘problemsolving cycle’, leading to a plan of care, which is implemented and evaluated. The preferences people have for different health care options (planning) necessitate assessment, as do their abilities to engage […]

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