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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
As a nurse, come up with a plan to approach a client who denies the psychological components of their somatic symptoms. How can you promote trust and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship?
2 .
Discuss a scenario where a client with somatic symptom disorder expresses frustration with their health-care providers. How can nurses advocate for improved communication and coordination among the health-care team to enhance client satisfaction and outcomes?
3 .
Think about a scenario in which a client with functional neurological disorder is resistant to psychiatric interventions. How can nurses explore alternative therapeutic approaches and engage the client in their care plan?
4 .
As a nurse working on an interdisciplinary team, how would you advocate for effective communication and coordination among team members to provide holistic care for a client with functional neurological disorder?
5 .
Think about the ethical considerations related to caring for a client with factitious disorder. List at least two resources within the workplace and two personal behavior changes nurses can make to assist professional interactions with these clients. Share your list with one peer.
6 .
Imagine a scenario where you are seeing a client with illness anxiety disorder who insists on multiple medical tests despite consistently negative results. How can you engage the client in a collaborative discussion to explore underlying concerns and develop a holistic care plan?
7 .
Ethically, how should nurses balance the provision of reassurance to clients with illness anxiety disorder without reinforcing maladaptive behaviors? What strategies should nurses use in order to maintain ethical boundaries while promoting the client’s well-being?

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