Personality Disorders. Various inflexible maladaptive behavior patterns/traits that may impair functioning and relationships Usually remains in touch with reality Lacks insight into behaviors Stress exacerbates manifestations Severe cases may deteriorate into psychotic state.
Obsessive Compulsive personality
Passive- Aggressive personality
Demonstrate nondestructive ways to deal with stress and frustration.
Identify ways to meet own needs that do not infringe on the rights of others
Achieve /maintain satisfactory work performance
Meet own needs without exploiting or infringing on the rights of others
The client with an antisocial personality d/o approaches various staff with numerous requests. The best response by the nurse would be:
a)Give the client a written list of permissible requests.
b) Have the client make requests only to the assigned staff person
c) Limit the client to the day room area
d)Tell the client to remain in his or her room until approached by staff
The nurse assesses a client to be at risk for self-mutilation, and implements a no-self-harm contract. The safety contract would be effective when the client:
A 31 year old client with dependent personality d/o has been living at home with very supportive parents. He is making plans for Independent Living in the community. He tells the nurse “ I don’t know if I can make it on my without my parents.” The nurse responds therapeutically by saying: