UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Mental Health

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Med-Surg 365 | Mental HealthImage for UW Med-Surg 365 course.
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module explains that patients with mental health conditions can be found on any unit of any hospital. In this compassionate and informative module, learn how to provide the most effective care for these patients by using therapeutic communication strategies that build trust and rapport.


Timothy Meeks, MN, RN-BC

Clinical Nurse Educator for Behavioral Health, Clinical Education, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the scope of mental illness in the U.S.
  2. Describe how stigma and fear affect the health of patients with psychiatric diagnoses.
  3. List two strategies to use when communicating with patients.
  4. List two strategies to avoid when communicating with patients.
  5. Analyze how trauma is related to mental illness.