1. The student nurse, in the clinical setting of a behavioral health-care center, has been assigned by the clinical instructor to act in the role of a participant observer during interaction with an anxious and withdrawn patient. The student is reminded that positive client outcomes depend on the nurse’s ability to maintain self-awareness, respect for the patient’s unique individuality, and client-centered interaction. (Learning Objectives: 1 and 4)
a. Identify which theory is being used in this situation. Describe the specific components of that theory.
b. What are the most influential factors that determine a patient’s response to therapeutic interventions? How can the student nurse facilitate a positive outcome?