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Nursing 233: Mental Health Nursing Week 6: Pre-Class Assignments Concept: Psychosis Review: Review the Giddens chapter 36 on Psychosis. Task Identifying signs and symptoms Clustering related information Using professional guidelines (to determine other healthcare provides to work with) Answer the following questions: 1. As a generalist RN functioning as a staff nurse, what is your role related to the concept of psychosis?
2. What are the types of symptoms that might indicate a person is experiencing psychosis?
b. Negative symptoms: define negative symptoms and list them:
3. List at least four general etiologies of psychosis including risk factors.
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Nursing 233: Mental Health Nursing Week 6: Pre-Class Assignments 4. Based on your answers to the above questions, complete the following table.
5. Knowing the various causes of psychosis, what types of diagnostic tests would you expect to have been ordered for a patient seen in the emergency department who is unknown to the healthcare agency and displaying manifestations of psychosis?
6. Who are other healthcare providers you will be working with if you determine the assessment data indicate there is an issue with this concept?

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