Monday, May 27, 2024

EDUCATING A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT ON CONDITION

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Table
  2. Chairs
  3. Serene environment
  4. Patient’s folder (Electronic/Manual)
  5. Pamphlet/Flyers

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer procedure) and explain procedure to patient
  2. Put patient in a desired position either sitting or lying down
  3. Sit comfortably on a chair by patient’s side
  4. Use language patient understands and speak audibly
  5. Ensure enabling and relaxed environment
  6. Maintain privacy and individuality of patient
  7. Assess patient’s previous knowledge/level of awareness about condition
  8. Build on patient’s knowledge about the condition with relevant scientific facts that will help with patient’s recovery
  9. Explain to patient the rationale for treatment and possible outcome
  10. Encourage patient to repeat what has been discussed for emphasis and clarity
  11. Allow patient to ask questions and respond appropriately
  12. Provide patient with pamphlets/flyers with clear simple message if available
  13. Express appreciation to patient and relative(s)/significant other(s)
  14. Document procedure in the nurses’ notes/patient’s folder