Omaha_Casef05 - CASE STUDY Phyllis M Connolly PhD APRN-BC...

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CASE STUDY Phyllis M. Connolly PhD, APRN-BC, CS, Professor School of Nursing, College of Applied Sciences and Arts San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192-0057 INFORMATION OBTAINED DURING A VISIT/ENCOUNTER The psychiatric home care nurse is visiting a 62 year old female, African American. She was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, chronic undifferentiated; and is also receiving care for a chronic respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. She has been living in a licensed board and care facility for the past two years in an urban area. The Administrator is concerned because the resident has been given a warning and faces a possible eviction because of her decreasing personal hygiene. He tells the nurse that he is concerned that her psychiatric medications are not controlling her symptoms. The nurse is taken to the resident’s room and the resident agrees to talk to the nurse. The resident’s clothes are wrinkled, and soiled with food, her hair is matted, finger nails long and dirty and the room is cluttered with piles of dirty clothing, plastic bags, and broken pocket books. The
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course NURS 147A at San Jose State.

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