Illustrate concepts of integrated mental healthcare.

The PMHNP collaborates with other healthcare professionals to promote quality, evidence-based treatment for the client. This assignment allows the PMHN student to begin exploring collaboration and service needs that other clinicians can meet. 

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Develop a plan for potential referrals to community-based and other support services.
  • Illustrate concepts of integrated mental healthcare.

Illustrate concepts of integrated mental healthcare.

Background Information

The student will perform a literature search and review to inform a discussion of integrative health care.


  1. Review the rubric to ensure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read:
    1. Textbook: Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry
      1. Chapter 25: Consultation to Other Disciplines
      2. 25.1 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
      3. 25.2 Geriatric Psychiatry
    2. Textbook: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
      1. History and Evolution of PMH Nursing
      2. Contemporary Factors Influencing PMH Nursing Practice
      3. Meeting and Anticipating Population Health Needs: Reinventing Mental Health Treatment
      4. Meeting Population Health Needs: Settings and Roles
  3. Watch:
    1. Video: Integrated Health Practices: Recovery-oriented Approaches to Screening, Intake and Monitoring(new tab) View timestamp 0 – 44:06
  4. For this assignment, you will reflect on an older adult client (60 years or older) you have seen as a PMHN student in the psychiatric clinical setting, or create a fictional brief case study. You will identify unique client problems among older adults and amenable to inter-professional consultation or collaboration. Do not include the client’s identifying information.
  5. Refer to your literature search and review as you develop your discussion post.
  6. Compose an Initial post consisting of at least 500 words, addressing the following items:
    1. What is the client’s chief complaint and clinical presentation, including the DSM-5 supported mental health diagnosis?
    2. Which of this client’s problems, that you and/or the client have identified, cannot be met sufficiently by the PMHNP, alone?
    3. Based on the identified client problems, which interprofessional discipline or clinician can you consult with to help meet client needs?
    4. Discuss your evaluation of the results of this collaborative process – for example, how will you know if the desired outcome has been met, or – did the consultation lead to a positive client outcome?

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