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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

What Should the Nurse Do?

Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

Amira is a thirty-two-year-old female who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Despite receiving medication and therapy, Amira still experiences significant challenges in managing her symptoms and achieving stability in her daily life. She expresses frustration and hopelessness about her ongoing struggles and feels discouraged about her prospects for recovery.
1 .
What potential barriers to recovery might Amira be facing in managing her bipolar disorder?
2 .
What adjunctive treatments or interventions could be beneficial for Amira’s recovery from bipolar disorder?
3 .
What specific roles and interventions should the nurse prioritize in supporting Amira’s participation in adjunctive treatments?
Ezra, a forty-five-year-old male, has a history of schizophrenia and has been receiving psychiatric treatment for several years. Recently, he has become increasingly skeptical about the effectiveness of psychiatric medications and therapy in managing his symptoms. Ezra expresses frustration with the psychiatric system and believes that it does not adequately address his needs. He has started researching alternative approaches to mental health treatment and has become interested in the anti-psychiatry movement.
4 .
What aspects of the psychiatric system might Ezra find controversial, leading him to question its practices?
5 .
What specific calls for reform might Ezra be responding to within the psychiatric system?
6 .
How might the anti-psychiatry movement influence nursing practice and care delivery for individuals like Ezra?
Zaria is a psychiatric nurse working in a community mental health center. She is exploring ways to enhance her practice and provide better support for her clients and their families. Zaria is interested in leveraging technology and online resources to connect with user groups, access support networks, and stay updated on the latest advancements in psychiatric nursing.
7 .
How can Zaria explain the development of user groups in the context of mental health support?
8 .
How can Zaria utilize databases from nursing forums and professional organizations to enhance her nursing practice?
9 .
In what ways can Zaria incorporate informatics and technology innovation into her nursing practice?

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