mental illness

  1. In your own words, what is the difference between a delusion and a hallucination?
  2. apathy
  3. social withdrawl
  4. flat affect
  5. anhedonia
  6. concreteness
  7. disordered thinking
  8. obsession
  9. compulsion
  10. What physical deficits would the nurse expect to address when caring for the client in detoxification of alcohol?
  11. Name 2 nursing interventions that are appropriate when caring for the client diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Give the rationale for your answers.
  12. The husband of a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s asks if his wife will be better by their anniversary; he would like to take her on a second honeymoon to Greece. How would you respond?
  13. What is meant by “a diagnosis of exclusion” in regards to Alzheimer’s?
  14. What medications would the nurse expect to be ordered by the physician caring for the agitated Alzheimer’s client?
  15. Name 2 methods that could be employed when trying to get a client, who is confused and agitated, to take medications.
  16. Maladaptive behavior is often in response to acute anxiety. (True/False)
  17. How may a client whose “id” dominates his personality present in the hospital setting?
  18. How can a high level of anxiety imitate a MI?
  19. Give an example of a maladaptive coping mechanism that could be used by the client facing a right mastectomy?
  20. Name 2 psychosocial concerns that the newly diagnosed schizophrenic might experience. How would you address these concerns?
  21. Name 2 nursing diagnosis that might be employed when caring for the bipolar client. Name 2 medications that might be prescribed for this client.
  22. State at 3 nursing interventions that are likely to be instituted for the client diagnosed with personality disorders. What is your rationale for each of these interventions?
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mental illness
mental illness for life span 2, LPN program.