Mental status examination

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  • Analysis Of Dementi An Evaluation Of Assessment And Caregiving

    patients mental processes. They show signs of memory loss, impaired reasoning and changes in their personality. Correctly assessing the patient for signs of the condition is extremely important. The chances of developing dementia increase with age and 14.7% of people over 70 are diagnosed with dementia (Jarvis, 2016). The diagnosis of dementia is not only stressful for the patient but also the family members and caregivers. Tests such as the Mini-Cog are tools that are used along with a full mental workup that allows nurses to asses a patient with dementia. As nurses and medical professionals we need to make sure we are providing…

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  • Clinical Interview Essay

    open-ended questions are helpful in finding out more information about the client and their situations. These types of questions require the client to give a response that are more in depth and has a lengthier response, whereas, close-ended questions can be answered in one word . These are not the type of question the interviewer should be asking during a clinical interview these questions have a potential to end the conversation. Open-end questions are the ones that usually spark the…

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  • Case Study Still Alice

    and not to others since her diagnosis was familiar Alzheimer’s and not dementia. Also I believe that she has major depressive disorder and not bipolar disorder because she does not show signs of mania which is common in bipolar disorder. Treatment Since Alice has Alzheimer’s disease there is not cure for her, and there are no real medications that completely help with the symptoms. The current therapies that are available contain anti-inflammatories, stains, hormonal therapies and chelators…

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  • Analysis Of The Folstein Mini Mental Status Assessment

    Cognitive impairment and chronic mental illness are conditions that need special attention when noted. These changes can impact the older adult’s ability in performing their activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). According to Touhy and Jett (2012), cognitive changes are often overlooked and undiagnosed by healthcare providers that may lead to greater impairment and functional decline, because of missed early intervention and treatment (p.376).…

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  • Mast And The Mental Status Assessment Essay

    Assessment Report: MAST and the Mental Status Examination A counselor that is meeting with a client should consider the use of assessments. Assessments can be an extremely useful tool. However, the counselor should consider the client’s cultural background and how if the assessment is appropriate to use. During an aspiring counselor’s journey in fieldwork, one may have to use assessments that could benefit the client. An aspiring counselor may use an assessment to assist him or her with…

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  • Juvenile Delinquency Case Study

    witty description of a medical student's years of professional training. To a medical student the final examinations are something like death: an unpleasant inevitability to be faced sooner or later, one's state after which is determined by care spent in preparing for the event. An examination is nothing more than an investigation of a man's knowledge, conducted in a way that the authorities have found the most fair and convenient to both sides. But the medical student cannot see it…

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  • North Carolina Educator Effectiveness System Analysis

    Thomas Watson, former chairman of IBM said, “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” In my current position, the best things I can do to strengthen and improve the teaching profession are to teach to the best of my abilities, be a professional, maintain a positive attitude, keep my focus student-centered, and influence other teachers to do the same. One of my fellow teachers, Mrs. Pam Parris, and her exceptional…

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  • Positive Future Fantasies And Symptoms Of Depression Essay

    When thinking positive, you are thinking on the bright side of what can potentially happen. Many people positively fantasize about their futures. Some people who think positive, expect positive results, as we all should. Can those positive thoughts lead to something worse eventually? I have always been taught to think positive, to never let negative thoughts get you down. Always think positive, think it into existence or it will never happen. There are people who have been taught, and…

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  • Edema Case Study

    1. Develop at least 2 complete nursing diagnoses related to client’s history. Rape-Trauma Syndrome related to forced sexual penetration as evidenced by shame, fear, and helplessness. (610) Risk for Post Trauma Syndrome related to inadequate social support. (594) Stress Overload related to chronic illness as evidenced by reports of difficulty in functioning. (768) Risk for ineffective activity planning related to insufficient support systems. (49) 2. Identify the components included in a client’s…

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  • Examination Hell In Japan Essay

    (Goya, 1993) In this paper, I will discuss the major flaw in Japan’s education system,“examination hell” which is referred to as shiken jigoku in Japanese, the negative effects examination hell has on students ', and the preparation involved in succeeding in these examinations. Entrance examinations, referred to as “examination hell” is a very important part of the education system in Japan, as these entrance examinations weigh heavily on the future of the students who take the exams. This…

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