Hi! I'm trying to finish up an assignment and am having difficulty with a question. I am in my second year of nursing in university and have not started giving out medications yet; therefore I have no idea what a competent nurse would do in the situation described in my question. The assignment is for a mental health class by the way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Question: An involuntary patient under your care becomes agitated and refuses to take his medications because he believes the medical staff are “trying to poison him”. Considering the recovery model, how could you, as a nurse, respond to a situation like this? How would you respond using the medical model?
My textbook doesn't, thats why I'm having such a difficult time with this question. The assignment is based off an article about the recovery model.
Last edit by verivici on Nov 8, '11
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