Category: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification Definition Behavior modification is a method of strengthening desired behavior or response through a positive or negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior or the reduction of a maladaptive behavior...

Paraphilias

Paraphilias

Paraphilias Definition Paraphilias are complex psychiatric disorders that are manifested as unusual sexual behavior. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) defined it as a “recurrent, intensely...

Johari-Window

Johari Window

As a nurse, dealing with physically and/or mentally ill patients requires a great deal of patience and understanding. However, before a person can understand and empathize with others, he or she must first know himself or herself. The process of knowing ones own principle, beliefs, feelings, personality, strengths, weaknesses, preconceptions, attitudes and responses in different situations is called self awareness. Discerning ones own capabilities and limitations allow a nurse to consider, observe and pay attention to the bizarre or subtle reactions of clients.

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