“I am determined to leave my house in a week.”
“No one else in the family has been treated like this.”
“I have only been married for two (2) months.”
“I have tried leaving. but have always gone back.”
“You look upset. Would you like to talk about it?”
“I’d like to know more about your family. Tell me about them.”
“I understand that you lost your partner. I don’t think I could go on if that happened to me.”
“You look very sad. How long have you been this way?”
Match the clients’ preferences
Are consistent with clients’ skills
Achieve clients’ therapeutic goals
Build skills of group participation
“Your doctor thinks its good for you to spend time with others.”
“It is important for you to participate in group activities.”
“Painting this picture will help you feel better.”
“Come play Chinese Checkers with Gerry and me.”
Repeatedly reminding the client of time and place
Explaining the risks of becoming lost
Using soft restraints
Attaching a wander guard sensor band to the client’s wrist
Taste the food in the client’s presence
Suggest that food be brought from home
Simply state the food is not poisoned
Inform the client he will be tube fed if he does not eat
Avoidance of stress is an important goal for living.
Control over one’s response to stress is possible.
Most people have no control over their level of stress.
Significant others are important to provide care and concern.
Written directions for bathing.
Speaking very loudly.
Gentle touch while guiding ADLs (activities of daily living).
Flat facial expression.
Psychiatric emergency crisis
Anticipated life transition