Assignment: Decision Tree
For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat adult and older adult clients presenting symptoms of a mental health disorder.
Examine Case 1: ( click on required media below) You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this client. Be sure to consider co-morbid physical as well as mental factors that might impact the client’s diagnosis and treatment.
At each Decision Point, stop to complete the following:
Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of three academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.
Required Readings ( Need 3 + references).
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
· Standard 12 “Leadership” (pages 76-77)
· “Personality Disorders”
· Chapter 68, “Paranoid, Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders”
· Chapter 69, “Antisocial Personality Disorder”
· Chapter 70, “Borderline Personality Disorder”
· Chapter 71, “Histrionic Personality Disorder”
· Chapter 72, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”
· Chapter 73, “Cluster C Personality Disorders
Perry, J. C., Presniak, M. D., & Olson, T. R. (2013). Defense mechanisms in schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 76(1), 32–52. doi:10.1521/psyc.2013.76.1.32
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
· Chapter 4, “Theories of Personality and Psychopathology” (pp. 151–191)
· Chapter 22, “Personality Disorders” (pp. 742–762)
· Chapter 13, “Psychosomatic Medicine” (pp. 465–503)
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