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Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Exemplar

Assignment: Assessing and Diagnosing Patients With Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

An important consideration when working with patients is their cultural background. Understanding an individual’s culture and personal experiences provides insight into who the person is and where he or she may progress in the future. Culture helps to establish a sense of identity, as well as to set values, behaviors, and purpose for individuals within a society. Culture may also contribute to a divide between specific interpretations of cultural behavior and societal norms. What one culture may deem as appropriate another culture may find inappropriate. As a result, it is important for advanced practice nurses to remain aware of cultural considerations and interpretations of behavior for diagnosis, especially with reference to substance-related disorders. At the same time, PMHNPs must balance their professional and legal responsibilities for assessment and diagnosis with such cultural considerations and interpretations.

For this Assignment, you will practice assessing and diagnosing a patient in a case study who is experiencing a substance-related or addictive disorder. With this and all cases, remember to consider the patient’s cultural background.

 

Assignment Instructions:

 

· Use the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template (Attached) to complete this Assignment.

 

· Review the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Exemplar (Attached) to see an example of a completed evaluation document.

 

· Select a specific video case study to use for this Assignment from the Video Case Selections choices in the Learning Resources. Video # 151 (See the transcript).

 

· Consider what history would be necessary to collect from this patient.

 

· Consider what interview questions you would need to ask this patient

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