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Follow along with this series of vignettes where nurses interact with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges. In each situation there are two scenarios, the novice scenario helps students to see and anticipate some of the more common errors that a student nurse may make when first dealing with these clients. In contrast the expert scenario shows students how a mental health nurse with more advanced skills and knowledge would handle these situations. This series of examples is a valuable learning tool for nurses preparing to enter the mental health field.
Verbally and Physically Aggression
Unfortunately, mental health nurses may have to care for persons who, for a variety of reasons, may be physically threatening or aggressive. With a variety of special intervention skills and knowledge the expert mental health nurse demonstrates how to care safely and effectively for these patients. The situation example also demonstrates how a nurse can build trust and rapport with a client experiencing bizarre thoughts or beliefs – known as delusion.
Media Format: DVD
Run Time: 25 minutes
Grade Level: Adult