2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Living Without Remembering: A Case Study of Mental Illness
Christine R. Mack
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor

This case study was conducted for the purpose of understanding the lived experience of mental illness by interacting with a person suffering from severe persistent mental illness. This patient lived in a psychosocial rehabilitation program during the duration of the interaction. Nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions were selected from the standardized nursing language of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, the Nursing Outcomes Classification taxonomy, and the Nursing Intervention Classification taxonomy. A nursing care plan was implemented during five nurse-client interactions over a three-week period. Themes relating to the care plan included health promotion and compliance behavior, coping strategies, and risk control for alcohol use. Caring themes used by the nursing student included anticipatory guidance, self-modification assistance, active listening, and coping enhancement. A narrative presentation with illustrations was developed to portray the client’s lived experience.

Keywords: mental illness, experience, interaction, nursing, care, health promotion, rehabilitation


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-50
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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