Discussion: Influencing Social Change
Individuals with psychiatric mental health disorders are frequently stigmatized not only by society as a whole, but also by their friends, family, and sometimes healthcare providers. In your role, however, you have the opportunity to become a social change agent for these individuals. For this Discussion, consider how you might make a positive impact for your clients and advocate for social change within your own community.
Apply strategies to become a social change agent for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
To prepare for this Discussion:
Reflect on how you might influence social change for psychiatric mental health.
Post an explanation of how you, as a nurse practitioner, might become a social change agent for psychiatric mental health. Include how you might advocate for change within your own community.
Support your rationale with a minimum of four current academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.