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Rely on nonverbal communication.
Select symbolic pictures as aids.
Speak in universal phrases.
Use the services of an interpreter.
Accepting the client’s obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Challenging the client’s obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Preventing the client’s obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Rejecting the client’s obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Education and work history
Physical health status
Quality of spousal relationship
Emphasize the importance of good nutrition to establish normal weight.
Ignore the client’s mealtime behavior and focus instead on issues of dependence and independence.
Help establish a plan using privileges and restrictions based on compliance with refeeding.
Teach the client information about the long-term physical consequence of anorexia.
The parents reinforce increased decision making by the client
The parents clearly verbalize their expectations for the client
The client verbalizes that family meals are now enjoyable.
The client tells her parents about feelings of low-self-esteem.
The client will recognize signs and symptoms of physical illness.
The client will cope with physical illness.
The client will take prescribed medications.
The client will express anxiety verbally rather than through physical symptoms.
The client verbalizes feelings directly during treatment.
The client verbalizes positive “self” statement.
The client speaks in coherent sentences.
The client reports feelings calmer.
Disturbed thought processes
Risk for self-directed violence
Impaired social interaction
Symptoms of this disease imbalance in the brain.
Genetic history is an important factor related to the development of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a serious disease affecting every aspect of a person’s functioning.
The distressing symptoms of this disorder can respond to treatment with medications.
The client will demonstrate realistic interpretation of daily events in the unit.
The client will perform daily hygiene and grooming without assistance.
The client will take prescribed medications without difficulty.
The client will participate in unit activities.
“I guess you’re worried about something, aren’t you?
“Can I get you some medication to help calm you?”
“Have you been pacing for a long time?”
“I notice that you’re pacing. How are you feeling?”
Wait for the client to bring up the subject of suicide.
Observe the client’s behavior for cues of suicide ideation.
Question the client directly about suicidal thoughts.
Question the client about future plans.