NURS 360 PMH Psychoeducation

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NURS 360 Psychiatric Mental Health
Psychosocial & Psychoeducational Group Template
Psychoeducation and psychosocial interventions encompass a broad range of nurse led activities.
The primary therapeutic focus is for clients to learn practical and positive emotional and
behavioral skills to improve life adjustment, management of emotions and self-awareness.
Patients groups also serve to provide information about illness, treatment, symptoms, resources
and services.
A psychoeducation approach appreciates the importance of education in changing unhealthy or
negative emotional and behavioral patterns. In groups tools such as handouts, worksheets,
activities and games are helpful. Nurse led psychosocial and psychoeducational groups provide
clients the opportunity to learn life skills, feel empowered, improve their health and effectively
manage their illness.
Pre Group Planning
Group Facilitator Student Names: Christine Rombawa and Anthony Paguyo
Title of Group: Kekela group
Psychosocial or Psychoeducational: Psychoeducational
Rationale: The use of journaling provides a therapeutic release of stress. In practice, it is the act
of writing down thoughts and feelings to sort through problems and come to deeper
understandings of oneself or the issues in one’s life.Promote interaction, communication, and
education between staff and client and help create a more therapeutic environment
Goal(s): Help client utilize journal therapy to express feelings and thoughts more freely. Reduce
stress. Increase awareness and insight, promote change and growth, and further develop their
sense of self. Help client identify stressors and make specific plans to decrease it. Improve
decision-making skills of clients, feeling of self-worth among clients, encourage clients to meet
treatment goals and plan for discharge, mention future activities and the introduction of new
clients to the unit.
Purpose: Provide space and time to address and solve problems, safe place to be seen and heard
by peers, a space to address issues about relationships between staff and patients, provide
connection and intimacy as a group.
Setting: Sitting in chairs in a circle, with group leaders in the front.
Target Population: Acute adult patients in Kekela

Group Activity Steps:
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State purpose of meeting and benefits of journaling
Go around the circle and everyone will state their name
One things about yourself
Pass out notebooks, pencils, crayons
Draw a picture or write about how you’re feeling today.
Draw or write your goal for today and how you will accomplish it.
Share your drawing, or what was written.
Breathing and stretching exercise to close
Participants are advised they can stay in circle if they want to continue to talk.

Supplies Needed: Notebooks with positive affirmations on front page, pencils, crayons
Post Group Write up:
Number of Participants in Attendance: Total of ten participants that included; seven patients, two
group leaders (Christine and Anthony Paguyo), one nursing student.
Outcome: Having a plan and being flexible was beneficial in completing this activity.
Participation and self- disclosure also aided in providing a therapeutic environment that allowed
the patient’s to feel comfortable to share openly. Starting off the activity with a positive
reflection lightened the mood, and allowed us to progress to more open discussion pertaining to
their goals and how they plan to achieve them. The stretching and breathing exercise was a great
technique to use to educate the group on relaxation strategies, which also provided a humorous
outlet and elevated the mood to a positive atmosphere. Providing positive reinforcement for
attending the community group verbally and giving them the journal to keep also aided in a
positive outcome and encouraged them to continue to use the journal daily.
Suggestions for Improvement: A suggestion for improvement would be to get more patients to
participate. Also, incorporating more questions and having a longer session would be beneficial.
As a nurse engaged in patient education what was learned? We learned that it is important to be
flexible and utilize therapeutic communication techniques at all times when dealing with
patients. Helping the client utilize journal therapy to express feelings and thoughts more freely
can aide in reducing stress. Educating our patients and teaching coping skills, positive thinking,
stress relief and relaxation strategies is beneficial in the patient’s recovery and wellness.
Establishing a professional relationship and good rapport with the patient makes them more
receptive to education and open to communication

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