Chapter 20: Psychiatric Emergencies
o Chapter discusses various kinds of psychiatric and behavioral
Myth and Reality
o Not everyone exhibiting symptoms is sick, not everyone sick is violent
Defining a Behavioral Crisis
Chapter 12: Medical Overview
Types of Medical Emergencies
Patient Assessment for Medical Pati
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1. An elderly patient may understate or minimize the symptoms of his or her
a. The nervous system has deteriorated.
b. Of decreased perception of pain.
c. Of conditions such as dementia.
d. He or she fears hospitalization.