Nursing concept map for mental health

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Care Plan 2

Psychiatric/Mental Health


Client Initials: H.C. Admission Date: 01/14/13 Unit: 4 South

Age: 28 Sex: Female Race/Culture: Caucasian


Presenting Problem: This is a 28 year-old Caucasian female who was admitted to Doctors Hospital Psychiatric Unit 4 South due to an overdose on multiple medications. The patient was found by the police on January 13th picking through garbage near the hospital. Patient overdosed on approximately 30 Alprazolam, Venlafaxine, Trazadone, Benadryl, and Nyquil. She stated she remembered taking the all of the drugs, but does not remember anything after that.
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However, she is aware that group therapy, activities, and adhering to the medication regimen are all part of the program to be released from the psychiatric unit.

Adjustment to Illness/Disorder: Patient has been battling mental illness from as long as she can remember. She has never formally “adjusted” to her illness. She is aware that she has a problem, however she is unable to see results in any treatment she received in the past.

Previous Patterns of Coping with Stress: Patient uses suppression when coping with stress. She states that she “pushes things to the side and ignores them instead of dealing with them”. Patient states that she does not know how to properly cope with stress.


Environmental Factors: Patient’s financial situation is one of the greatest stressors in her life. She is a single mother with three small children. The father is not in the picture, so she has to care for her children alone without help from anyone. Patient also does not have health care insurance, making it difficult for her to get access to healthcare.

Religious Beliefs/Practices: Patient does not obtain a specific religion. Patient states that she is an atheist.

Education: Patient currently attends Oakland Community College for Landscaping. She is only four credits away from earning an associates degree.

Peer/Social Relationships: Throughout the shift, I


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