Using your connections to set up an interview with your employer
Connecting him with a friend of the family who owns his own business
Supporting him in arranging, preparing for, and completing multiple interviews
Helping him understand that the layoff resluted from troubles in the economy and is not his fault.
The rate of suicide increased during times of national disaster and despair
Four of five siblings in the Jones family develop bipolar disorder by the age of 30
A man with no prior mental health problems experiences sadness after his divorce
A man develops schizophrenia, but his identical twin remains free from mental illness.
In any given year, about 20% of adults experience a mental disorder
Mental health is the best represented as a continuum of levels of functioning
Mental disorders and diagnoses occur very consistently across cultures
Most serious mental illnesses are psychological rather than biological in nature
The Presidents New Freedom Commission highlighted significant gaps in care
"Parity" refers to relating to mentally ill persons the same as to the non-mentally ill
Major depression, dementia, and alcoholism
Diabetes type 1 or 2, parkinsons or seizure disorders
Narcissistic, borderline, and paranoid personality disorders
Mental retardation and psychosocial stressors such as divorce
Determining a patient's diagnosis according to the DSM-IV-TR
Ordering diagnostic tests such as EEGs or CT or MRI scans
Identifying how a patient is coping with a symptom such as hallucinations
Guiding a patient to learn and use a variety of stress-management techniques
Helping a patient without transportation find a way to his treatment appointment s
Ego ideal (superego)
States he is happily married
Frequently requests to call his brother "just to check in"
Looks forward to visits from a co-worker
Says "im still trying to find myself"
The therapist will act as a role model for the patient by sitting still and listening
The patient will recieve a token from the therapist for each session in which she sits still and listens
The patient will be required to sit in solitude for 30 minutes after each session in which she does not sit still or listen
The therapist will ask that the patient sit still and listen for only two minutes at a time to begin and will increase the time incrementally until the patient can sit and listen for 10 minutes at a time
Consider ways to assist the patient to feel valued during his stay on the unit
Choose a roomate or the patient so that a friendship can develop
Identify a room where the patient will have comfortable surroundings and order a balanced meal plan
Plan methods of decreasing stimuli that could cause heightened anxiety in the patient
Considering ways to decrease suicide risk of a suicidal patient
Referring an abused patient to a shelter
Providing a safe enviroment for a patient with Alzheimers disease
Asking a patient to justify her behaviors
"I like to eat all day long"
"I sleep 7 hours nightly."
"I have a number of close friends."
"I enjoy solving world puzzles."
BuSpar take in the morning
Restoril take at bedtime
Ambien take early in the morning
Rozerem take at bedtime
"I should report any unusual bleeding when I take gingko biloba"
"I should not take St Johns wart with Zoloft"
"Herbal treatments are safe because they are made with all natural ingredients"
"I will tell my doctor that I am taking an herbal supplement"
The "fight or flight" response to stress
The hypothalamus to release hormones
Involvement in the inflammatory response
The parasympathetic nervous system
The nurse assesses the patient at regular intervals
The nurse administers psychotropic medications
The nurse spends time sitting with a withdrawn patient
The nurse participates in team meetings with other professionals
The student requests assignment to a patient of the same gender as the student
She points out to the patient that he is making social inquiries and explores this behavior
She tells him that she cannot talk about her personal life and refocuses on his issues.
She explains that if he persists in focusing on her she cannot work with him.
"My name is Sarah, and I am a student nurse here to learn about mental health"
"I will be here each Thursday from 8am until 12 pm if you would like to talk. "
"Tell me about what you think would best help you to cope with the loss of your wife"
"Lets talk today about how our plan for improving your sleep has been working"
"We will meet weekly for 1 hour, during which we will discuss how to meet your goals"
"Being home alone while your wife was hospitalized must have been difficult for you"
Sitting attentively in silence with a withdrawn patient until the patient chooses to speak
Offering the patient advice on how he could cope more effectively with stress
Controlling the pace of the relationship by selecting topics for each interaction
Limiting the discussion of termination issues so as not to sadden the patient unduly.
"A new psychiatrist is a chance to start fresh; im sure it will go well for you"
"You say you look forward to the meeting, but you appear anxious or unhappy"
"I notice that you frowned and avoided eye contact just now; dont you feel well?"
"I get the impression you dont really want to see your new psychiatrist-can you tell me why?"
Offering your opinion when asked in order to convey support.
Summarizing the essence of the patients comments in your own words
Interrupting periods of silence before they come awkward for the patient
Telling the patient he did well when you approve of his statements or actions
A calm expression means that the patient is experiencing low levels of anxiety
Patients respond more consistently to therapeutic touch than to verbal interventions
The meaning on nonverbal behaviors varies with cultural and individual differences
Eye contact is a realible measure of the patients degree of attentiveness and engagement
Apologize for the differential in height and proceed whike standing to avoid delay
If permitted, raise the head of the bed and, with the patients permission, sit on the bed
If permitted, raise the head of the bed to approximate the nurses height while standing
Sit in whatever chair available in the room to convey informality and increase comfort
Locate a chair or stool that would place the nurse at approximately level of the patient
Remain standing and proceed so as not to create distraction by altering arrangements
"There are no such things as demons; what you saw were hallucinations"
"It is not possible for anyone to enter your room at night; you are safe here"
"You seem very upset; please tell me more about what you experienced last night"
"That must have been very frightening, but we will check on you atnight and youll be safe"
Decrease in heart rate
Sudden drop in blood pressure