According to the U.S. Surgeon General, approximately 20-25% of American adults experience a diagnosable mental disorder during a given year. Diversity Awareness in Professional Nursing recognizes that such individuals have poorer health outcomes, less healthcare access, and multiple co-morbidities that make mental disorder and illness a relevant clinical practice issue for all nurses, irrespective of specialty area. It is our desire to provide you with meaningful clinical support tools that will help you identify and meet the needs of your patients who may be struggling with mental distress.
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