Mental Health Case Study

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Running head: CASE STUDY LS Mental Health Case Study LS Nicole Castro College of Southern Nevada Division of Nursing Mental Health Nursing Clinical NURS 243C-S10 Micki Lin Mongogna-Alarcon, MA, BSN, RN October 18, 2010 Mental Health Case Study DM Demographic Data: LS is a 44 year-old female of African and Hispanic decent. She was born in California but moved to Las Vegas as a teenager. She stated that she attended Clark High School and went to a “stewardess college” in California. She worked as a stewardess for 4 years and quit in 1986. Her father was African-American and her mother is Hispanic. She has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She is married and lives with her husband and his son in their private home. She…show more content…
Upon saying this, she appeared to become more anxious due to the fact that she did not know when she could come home. The interview was ended when it was time for the group to go to their activities and she stated that she wanted to talk to us more about her life later. Student Nurse’s Response to Client The student nurse felt comfortable upon first meeting the client. The client seemed to be friendly and did not show signs of anxiety or hostility towards the students. The student nurse had a difficult time trying to ask the appropriate questions at times given the client’s situation and past experiences. When LS began speaking about her spirituality, the student nurse was able to put her own feelings aside about spirituality in order to keep the student nurse-client relationship professional. By the end of the conversation, the student nurse was empathetic towards the client but was able to terminate the interview in an appropriate and professional manner. Sensorium and Intelligence: Level of Consciousness LS was alert and oriented to person, place, time, and situation. The client responded to her name when we first greeted her. When the client was asked if she knew who the current president was, she replied, “President Obama”, which shows she is oriented to time. When the client was asked if she knew where she was and the situation that led her to being there, she replied “Southern Nevada

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