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seizures, syncope Agranulocytosis, Orthostatic hypotension, avoid abrupt withdrawal, avoid OTC Blood test needed every week for 6 months, Patient self injury Day two: Professionalism The rationale for revisiting the concept of professionalism during the last day of this course is the importance of this concept in the care of patients with chronic mental illnesses. Professionalism is especially important when caring for patients: 1. with an altered sense of reality: these patients cannot care for themselves or ensure their safety -- they depend on the nurse 2. with a high rate of recidivism: nurses are at risk for becoming impatient or less empathetic with patients who are frequently readmitted, especially if the patient is unwilling to take their medications and stay with their treatment plan Task Clustering related information
On page 360 in the Giddens lists some attributes and criteria related to professionalism. For each of the attributes and criteria list in the box below, discuss how you will apply that factor to the care of the chronically mentally ill (CMI) patient. Attributes and Criteria Discuss How You Will Apply to the Care of the CMI Patient Ethical decision making Educating patient about the s/s of medications Respect Respect patient’s wishes and desires as it relates to their chronic condition Good interpersonal skills Allow patient to communicate and verbalize concerns regarding disease Good critical thinking Offering education and ideas on how to have an adequate life while living with the disease Empathetic, caring practices Attending church, or other religious practices, referring to support groups

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