Develop a few talking points to inform other health care professionals regarding this issue.
1. What challenges have you encountered in working with patients with mental health issues? How do you feel these challenges will be different in a community health setting? Would it be easier or more difficult and why?
2. Discuss scenarios in which the community health nurses might encounter ethical issues related to mental health. Give some examples and explain.
Identify a state health policy (Florida)
and the tools used to implement the policy. How do you think the political climate has affected the choice of policy tools and the behavioral assumptions by policymakers? How have professional nursing organizations been involved in this policy issue? If they have not, what recommendations would you make for them to participate? Develop a few talking points to inform other health care professionals regarding this issue.