A patient who was prescribed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) 3 days ago says, "I'm so disappointed, this medicine isn't working." What intervention best addresses the client's expressed concern?
The sibling of a depressed patient says, "When we were children my sister always gave up easily. Now as an adult, everyone in the family takes advantage of her." What is the most appropriate nursing intervention to support the client's self-esteem?
A clinic nurse assesses a Latino patient who reports having frequent headaches beginning about 6 months ago when immigrating to the United States. When no organic pathology is found, what intervention should the nurse implement first?
A patient diagnosed with depression paces, pulls at clothing constantly, and cannot sit for longer than 5 minutes. What nursing intervention should the nurse implement to help manage the client's behavior?
The nurse observes a severely depressed patient leaving the dining room with a shirt that is soiled from spilled food. What intervention should the nurse implement to assist the client deal with the primary issue?