Mental Health Case: David Carter, Part 2
Guided Reflection Questions
How did the simulated experience of David Carter’s case make you feel?frustrated because the
simulation kept saying I didn’t do things when I did.
Talk about what went well in the scenario. David Carter was much more relaxed, had a clear though
process, and was open to learning about his new prescribed medications.
Reflecting on David Carter’s case, were there any actions you would do differently? If so, what were
these actions and why? no
Scenario Analysis Questions*
What needs to be stressed during discharge teaching related to his new medication regimen
(sertraline and fluphenazine)? Sertaline can cause tremors and sleep disturbances, whereas
Fluphenazine can cause unusual dreams and confusion. The patient needs to know the possible
side effects of both medications, such as drowsiness, feelings of anxiety, and loss of appetite.
Identify community resources in your area that are available to David Carter and his family. One
should be for David Carter, one for his mother, and one for the family. There are many options
for David that can assist him with his ADL’s and support groups that can provide him with a sense
of belonging, knowing he is not alone suffering from mental illness. His mother and family can
participate in support groups in order to help them understand David’s condition, treatment,
and strategies for people living with mental illness.
What other discharge teaching is recommended for David Carter and his family? Other discharge
teaching that should be included is the teaching of medications and the possible side effects/adverse
effects. Also, discussing the follow-up appointment that the provider wants to have. Lastly, treatment
and therapy program options should be included, as well as extra information about support groups and