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Psychosocial Nursing Course Project Guidelines Discuss the characteristics of your specific mental health concern. Define the mental health condition. • Describe the signs and symptoms. Give examples. • What are the effects on work, family and social functioning? • What are some of the legal and ethical concerns surrounding this condition, such as competency, consent, right to treatment and commitment? Discuss the variety of treatment options for a patient with this mental health concern, including therapies, medication, and nursing interventions. • Describe therapies that are commonly used. • Discuss the medications commonly used, effects, side effects. • Include nursing interventions that can be used. Discuss the nurse-client relationship in caring for a person with this specific mental health condition and how it may vary from other areas of nursing. • Include ethical concerns that may arise in caring for the patient. • Discuss maintaining appropriate boundaries in the relationship. • Describe how the work of one nursing theorist can be helpful in caring for this client and designing appropriate interventions. Discuss your personal feelings about caring for a client with this mental health concern. • What are your concerns? • How do you maintain personal safety and client safety in the case of decompensation? What are the goals for this client? • Are you interested in working with clients with this specific mental health concern and why? Running Head: SCHIZOPHRENIA 1 Kwabena Amponsah Schizophrenia Rasmussen College SCHIZOPHRENIA 2 Schizophrenia is a defective mental condition that has effect on the different psychological connection in a human mind. Actually, it is commonly said to be a long-term disorder that is closely related to the fall of the connection between the emotions as well as the human thoughts and behavior. This common problem is therefore related to the issues of faulty perception as well as issues of the human withdrawal syndrome. People suffering from this kind of mental disorder are said to have a very awkward kind of feeling as well as the issues to madeup arguments that actually do not fit in the common human understanding. Much to this, Schizophrenia is considered to be the main problem that causes inconsistency and contradictions in terms of human arguments and decision making. Researchers and scholars have put this disorder as a severe type of psychosis given that those suffering from the disease are not able to have a knowhow on their thoughts and ideas and relate them to real human life. It is a disorder whose cause remains a mystery though there are theories showing that the genetic and environmental factors are major contributors to the issue. With a combination of medication and therapy, treating of the disorder becomes simple and has a greater probability of returning back to normal conditions. SCHIZOPHRENIA 3 References Bortolon, C., Capdevielle, D., & Raffard, S. (2015). Face recognition in schizophrenia disorder: A comprehensive review of behavioral, neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 53, 79-107. Kahn, R. S., Fleischhacker, W. W., Boter, H., Davidson, M., Vergouwe, Y., Keet, I. P., ... & Hummer, M. (2008). Effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder: an open randomised clinical trial. The Lancet, 371(9618), 1085-1097. Lichtenstein, P., Yip, B. H., Björk, C., Pawitan, Y., Cannon, T. D., Sullivan, P. F., & Hultman, C. M. (2009). Common genetic determinants of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Swedish families: a population-based study. The Lancet, 373(9659), 234-239. McGirr, A., & Turecki, G. (2008). What is specific to suicide in schizophrenia disorder? Demographic, clinical and behavioural dimensions. Schizophrenia research, 98(1), 217224. Tandon, R., Keshavan, M. S., & Nasrallah, H. A. (2008). Schizophrenia,“just the facts” what we know in 2008. 2. Epidemiology and etiology. Schizophrenia research, 102(1), 1-18.
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Characteristics of Schizophrenia


Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a person to withdraw from reality and fall
into a world of fantasy and delusions.



Schizophrenia is characterized by various signs and symptoms namely delusions,
hallucinations, disorganized behavior, disorganized speech and negative symptoms such
as lack of speech, emotional flatness, and apathy.



It affects the normal functioning of a person at work and in the family to the point that it
causes individuals close to the victim face care burdens, embarrassment regarding the
signs and symptoms of the illness and at times fear.



The ethical issues associated with Schizophrenia include the problem of obtaining
informed consent from the patient and voluntary and competent ...


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