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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
As a nurse, you may work in a hectic and stressful environment some days. It will be important to understand how to recognize stress to reduce the effects. What is stress and what are three physiological responses the body exhibits when under stress?
2 .
When you are working and find yourself feeling stressed, what are some steps you can take to reduce the stress?
3 .
As a working nurse, you may encounter clients with various levels of anxiety. What are three evidence-based approaches for managing and treating anxiety in clients? Provide examples of interventions for each approach.
4 .
During the assessment phase of a client, how might you differentiate between symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, and panic attacks?
5 .
When planning nursing interventions for a person with a phobia, how would you address cultural considerations that may influence the individual’s response to treatment?
6 .
In the midst of a panic attack, prioritize nursing actions to ensure the safety and well-being of an individual.
7 .
When working in psychiatric-mental health settings, how do you incorporate alternative treatments to align with the principles of client-centered care?
8 .
As a nurse who is selecting treatment approaches for OCD, how can you balance the individual’s preferences with evidence-based practices to ensure the most effective and client-centered care?
9 .
In planning nursing care for a person with OCD, how can cultural competence contribute to the development of a culturally sensitive care plan?
10 .
Outline a treatment approach for a person with acute stress disorder (ASD). What specific strategies will you use to prevent progression to PTSD?
11 .
As a nurse, what are the potential challenges you may face when providing care for a person with hoarding disorder, and how might these challenges impact the therapeutic relationship?
12 .
What are the key challenges in diagnosing and treating attachment disorders, and how can you contribute to the development of a therapeutic relationship with individuals affected by attachment issues?
13 .
Outline the key approaches to treating DID, including stages and considerations for integration and rehabilitation.

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