Discussion: Influencing Social Change NURS 6630N

Discussion: Influencing Social Change NURS 6630N

Discussion: Influencing Social Change NURS 6630N

By Day 3
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.
Read a selection of your colleagues' responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by providing additional insights or
alternative perspectives.
Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:
Week 10 Discussion Rubric
Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6
To participate in this Discussion:
Week 10 Discussion

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Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the
Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings
Angermeyer, M. C., Matschinger, H., & Schomerus, G. (2013). Attitudes towards
psychiatric treatment and people with mental illness: Changes over two decades. The

British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(2), 146–151. Retrieved from

Bui, Q. (2012). Antidepressants for agitation and psychosis in patients with dementia.
American Family Physician, 85(1), 20-22.

Dingfelder, S. F. (2009). Stigma: Alive and well. American Psychological Association,
40(6), 56. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/06/stigma.aspx

Jenkins, J. H. (2012). The anthropology of psychopharmacology: Commentary on
contributions to the analysis of pharmaceutical self and imaginary. Culture, Medicine
and Psychiatry, 36(1), 78-79. doi:10.1007/s11013-012-9248-0

Price, L. H. (2010). Violence in America: Is psychopharmacology the answer? Brown
University Psychopharmacology Update, 21(5), 5.
Optional Resources
Bennett, T. (2015). Changing the way society understands mental health. National
Alliance on Mental Illness. Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-
Mechanic, D. (2007). Mental health services then and now. Health Affairs, 26(6),
1548–1550. Retrieved from
Rothman, D. J. (1994). Shiny, happy people: The problem with "cosmetic
psychopharmacology.” New Republic, 210(7), 34–38.
To prepare for this Discussion:
 Reflect on how you might influence social change for psychiatric mental health.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the "Post
to Discussion Question" link and then select "Create Thread" to complete your initial
post. Remember, once you click on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts,

and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking
on Submit!