NURSING 140 FINAL STUDY GUIDE
Elderly Abuse- any type of mistreatment or abuse towards an older adult Usually the abuser is the caregiver, usually the child Risk factors for Elderly Abuse: Older than 75 years older, the more feebl
Introduction to Mental Health o It takes so much more skill to understand the human mind and emotions than it does to give a shot. - Funderburk, 2001 o Common Stereotypes the mentally ill are labeled as crazy and dangerous; some believe that they can
What are the risk factors for suicide?
Research shows that risk factors for suicide include: depression and other mental disorders, or a substance-abuse disorder (often in combination with other mental disorders). More than 90 percent of peo
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provide structure to define the work, goals, and
time frame. Maintain inter-personal relationship
between client and nurse. Client knows his/her
non-threatening; Lets client know it is
Tricyclic Agents SSRI's Elavil/ amitriptyline Prozac/ fluozetine
Blocks uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin Used to treat depression and chronic pain (no longer first line drug newer antidepressants less side effect) SE's: sedation, orthostatic h
Theraputic & Non-Theraputic Communication
Flap 1 Using Silence Flap 2 Accepting pauses or silences that may last several seconds or minutes without any verbal response.
Sitting quietly (or walking with the client) and waiting attentively until clien