Client - Nurse Interactions with the Client with Schizophrenia: A Descriptive Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163231
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Client - Nurse Interactions with the Client with Schizophrenia: A Descriptive Study
Author(s):
Pounds, Karen G.
Author Details:
Karen G. Pounds, PhD, APRN, BC, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: k.pounds@neu.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study is to explore and describe the verbal and nonverbal responses of adult clients with schizophrenia to the verbal and nonverbal responses of a nurse during a medication monitoring session. Background: Social support is key in helping clients with schizophrenia to maintain stability and improve their quality of life. The newest research in neuropsychiatry and cognitive psychology provide evidence that cerebral alterations influence how clients with schizophrenia perceive and relate to others. This literature could dramatically advance clinical nursing practice with this vulnerable population. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The study will utilize a purposeful sampling of psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and adult clients over the age of 28 with schizophrenia. It will take place in an urban community mental health setting. Participants will include two psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and between three and four clients from each of their practices. In phase one, direct observation with videotaping of a twenty minute medication monitoring session will take place. After the third session, Phase Two, the CNS will be interviewed to obtain reflections about the sessions. The videotapes will be reviewed by the researcher and another expert clinician. Attention will be paid to the clients' verbal and nonverbal responses to the nurse, using a general list gleaned from several research sources. Results: Client behaviors will be coded on a grid. Attention will be given to the congruency between the nurses' reflections about the sessions and the clients' actual response and any patterns among clients. Conclusions and Implications: There appear to be a direct relationship between brain and cognitive pathology and the symptoms of social dysfunction exhibited by individuals with schizophrenia. This study seeks to explore and describe how these alterations affect the client - nurse relationship. It has implications for moving nursing practice toward interventions that are more evidence - based when working with this challenging client population.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClient - Nurse Interactions with the Client with Schizophrenia: A Descriptive Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPounds, Karen G.en_US
dc.author.detailsKaren G. Pounds, PhD, APRN, BC, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: k.pounds@neu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163231-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this descriptive study is to explore and describe the verbal and nonverbal responses of adult clients with schizophrenia to the verbal and nonverbal responses of a nurse during a medication monitoring session. Background: Social support is key in helping clients with schizophrenia to maintain stability and improve their quality of life. The newest research in neuropsychiatry and cognitive psychology provide evidence that cerebral alterations influence how clients with schizophrenia perceive and relate to others. This literature could dramatically advance clinical nursing practice with this vulnerable population. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): The study will utilize a purposeful sampling of psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and adult clients over the age of 28 with schizophrenia. It will take place in an urban community mental health setting. Participants will include two psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and between three and four clients from each of their practices. In phase one, direct observation with videotaping of a twenty minute medication monitoring session will take place. After the third session, Phase Two, the CNS will be interviewed to obtain reflections about the sessions. The videotapes will be reviewed by the researcher and another expert clinician. Attention will be paid to the clients' verbal and nonverbal responses to the nurse, using a general list gleaned from several research sources. Results: Client behaviors will be coded on a grid. Attention will be given to the congruency between the nurses' reflections about the sessions and the clients' actual response and any patterns among clients. Conclusions and Implications: There appear to be a direct relationship between brain and cognitive pathology and the symptoms of social dysfunction exhibited by individuals with schizophrenia. This study seeks to explore and describe how these alterations affect the client - nurse relationship. It has implications for moving nursing practice toward interventions that are more evidence - based when working with this challenging client population.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:44Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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