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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
Outline key components of nursing care for a person with a personality disorder, emphasizing therapeutic communication and the establishment of trust. How can you collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care?
2 .
You are a nursing student who has been asked to evaluate a client who presents with suspiciousness, social detachment, and eccentric behaviors. How might you differentiate between paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders during the assessment, and what specific interventions could be tailored to address the unique challenges associated with each disorder?
3 .
A nurse is assessing a new client who reports engaging in a pattern of unstable relationships, impulsivity, and intense fear of abandonment. The nurse is aware that the client has which type of cluster B personality disorder?
4 .
When working with a client, the nurse finds it challenging to deal with his pervasive pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. The nurse understands that this client has a particular form of personality disorder related to these behaviors. What disorder is this?
5 .
If you were caring for a socially isolated client who appears to be hypersensitive to criticism, you would suspect that this client has which of the cluster C personality disorders?
6 .
A client you are seeing with a personality disorder is resistant to medication. Write a dialogue (include nonverbal cues) of therapeutic communication to explore the client’s concerns and collaboratively develop a treatment plan that incorporates their preferences and needs.
7 .
Think about the challenge of establishing rapport and trust with individuals with personality disorders. List some ways that a nurse can create an environment that encourages open communication and collaboration in developing coping strategies.

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