Mental Health: Breakdowns in Health Care Service Throughout the Continuum of Patient Care and Recommendations for the Future


  • Kimberly N. Howard



Mental Health Care, Health Care, Nursing, Nursing Training, Medical Ethics, Evidence-Based Practice.


This phenomonelogical work integrates the relevant literature along with a lived experience of mental

healthcare. The article considers the role of consumers as participants in healthcare services and as

contributors to the knowledge base. The article highlights the potential for phenomonelogical studies to be

beneficial to the literature, since they can be analyzed to distinguish what, if any,similar areas exist, and as a

result, what areas might be improved.

Author Biography

Kimberly N. Howard

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2025 E. Newport Ave. Milwaukee, WI, 53211