PATIENT Dilemma: Depressed Patient/Loss of Hope

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Overview of Dilemma 

Each patient responds differently to the stress of illness and the change of life that it represents. Though the patient’s physical needs are the initial concern, over time, the emotional and even spiritual needs may become a priority. This scenario addresses this dilemma and how the nurse can practically support and care for a patient who is depressed and has lost hope.

Clinical Dilemmas are a new series of clinical reasoning case studies that emphasize the “art” of nursing. Each study has an emphasis that integrates aspects of caring, spiritual care, nurse engagement/presence, and ethical decision making and its relevance to nursing practice.

These case studies can be used in the classroom as an active learning tool to develop the ethical comportment of nurses as well as in post-conference in the clinical setting. Students will also develop clinical reasoning as they identify relevant clinical data, determine the nursing priority and resultant nursing interventions.

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