2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

A Face without a Name
Kimberly S. Young
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor

This case study was conducted for the purpose of understanding the lived experience of mental illness over a six-week period within a psychosocial rehabilitation program. 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 over five nurse-client interactions. The metaphor of a face without a name was used to represent the client’s everyday struggle with Paranoid Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Panic Disorder. Emergent themes that arose from these interactions included anxiety, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, distorted thought processes, and hallucinations. Caring themes used by the nursing student included anxiety reduction, active listening, teaching and learning, and patient advocacy.

Keywords: nursing, mental illness, paranoid schizophren, hallucinations


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-50
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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