Caring for a person with serious mental illness (psychosis and schizophrenia)




1. Demonstrate an understanding of psychosis and schizophrenia and their associated physical and psychological signs and symptoms.2. Identify the biological, psychological and sociological causes of psychosis and schizophrenia.3. Discuss the criteria for defining psychosis and schizophrenia.4. Identify common consumer experiences of psychosis.5. Identify the difference between positive and negative signs and symptoms of schizophrenia.6. Describe the difference between hallucinations and delusions.7. Discuss and identify strategies to assist someone who is suffering an hallucinations and/or delusions in the hospital and out-of hospital setting