A nurse reports to the treatment team that a patient diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder has displayed the behaviours below. This patient is detached and superficial during counselling sessions. Which behaviour by the patient most clearly warrants limit setting?
As a nurse prepares to administer medication to a patient diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, the patient says, "Just leave it on the table. I'll take it when I finish combing my hair." What is the nurse's best response?
Consider this comment to three different nurses by a patient diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. "Another nurse said you don't do your job right." Collectively, these interactions can be assessed as which of the following?
A patient diagnosed with borderline personality disorder has a history of self-mutilation and suicide attempts. The patient reveals feelings of depression and anger with life. Which type of medication would the nurse expect to be prescribed?
A patient diagnosed with borderline personality disorder was hospitalized several times after self-mutilating episodes. The patient remains impulsive. Which nursing diagnosis is the initial focus of this therapy?
One month ago, a patient diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and a history of self-mutilation began dialectical behaviour therapy. Today, the patient phones to say, "I feel empty and want to hurt myself." What should the nurse do?
A patient's spouse filed charges after repeatedly being battered. The patient sarcastically says, "I'm sorry for what I did. I need psychiatric help." Which statement by the patient supports antisocial personality disorder?