The patient as person

Usher, Kim J, Luck, Lauretta D, and Foster, Kim N (2005) The patient as person. In: Elder, R., Evans, K., and Nizette, D., (eds.) Psychiatric and mental health nursing. Elsevier Australia, Marrickville, Australia, pp. 359-378.

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Communication is a skill that underpins all mental health nursing interventions. Self-harm and suicidal behaviour need to be differentiated. Assessment of client risk behaviours is an essential part of assessment. Effective intervention can be implemented when working with people who exhibit aggressive, violent, self-harming and suicidal behaviour. Patient choice and informed consent underlie care considerations in regard to patients who exhibit challenging behaviour. The individual strengthsand limitations of the nurse and client must be recognised and considered in care planning and delivery.

Item ID: 673
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 0-7295-3729-3
Keywords: Aggression, Anger, Communication skills, Competency, Counter-transference, Empathy, Ethico-legal issues, Informed choice, Informed consent, Limit setting, Professional boundaries, Seclusion, Self-harm, Suicide, Therapeutic relationship, Transference, Violence
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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