2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

A Real-Life Scary Movie: The Lived Experience of Mental Illness
Candice R. Murdock
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor

This case study was performed in order to understand the lived experience of mental illness, while working with a person with serious and persistent mental illness living in a residential care facility and undergoing psychosocial rehabilitation. 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. The resulting nursing care plan was implemented during five nurse-client interactions occurring over a three-month period. The emergent themes that arose from this interaction were denial, acceptance, and coping. Caring themes by the nursing student included forming a trusting-caring relationship, positive reinforcement, teaching, and the realization that management is the key to treatment. A themed PowerPoint presentation was developed to portray the client’s lived experience.

Keywords: lived experience, pychosocial rehab, nursing diagnoses, nursing intervention, nursing outcomes, nursing care plan, emergent themes, caring themes


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-48
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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