HomeFatima University Research Journalvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Therapeutic Management Approaches in the Care for Psychologically Ill Clients: Utilization and Perceived Effectiveness

Rejinald Jon M. Liga | Christian V. Del Rosario

Discipline: Health, Nursing



There are many things that a health care provider must think and consider in order to have a good relationship to patient and of course, to have a good outcome by prioritizing efficient interventions. Caring for mentally ill patient is a challenging practice for health care providers because of their diminished cognitive thinking and behavior was diminished resulting to difficulty complying with commands. Likely, students have concerns and fears upon the beginning of their psych clinical rotation, such as fear of committing mistake or being rejected (Videbeck, 2007). Giving proper or effective nursing intervention can help the patient to renew healthy living as well as keep the life of the patient longer. Using quantitative inquiries, the proponent aspired to grasp the perception of nursing students, who have undergone clinical rotation at a mental institution, on the effectiveness of therapeutic management methods, through self-report data gathering. As perceived and utilized by the respondents, the effective of music, art and interpersonal therapies were mostly used and considered evident to see improvements from the patient. Respondents see no improvement from other therapies such as behavioral and reality orientation. Lastly, Students perceived bright light and aromatherapies ineffective since these methods are seldom used in the setting. This research was directed to innovation and practice of rarely used methods by nurses. The researcher also aspired to help other researchers through building better foundation of future researches.