Talk: Treating childhood abuse (week 4) | NURS 6660 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent | Walden University
To assess a patient for abuse, I use a variety of strategies, including a physical examination to determine if there are any obvious signs of trauma or injury, getting detailed information from them about their experiences and/or emotions, as well as mental screenings that include the use of various tools like family functioning scales. These assessments help me identify possible risk factors. Additionally it’s important question patient “safe” environment they currently reside while advocating privacy & confidentiality during process ensure comfortable providing honest feedback without fear repercussions should choose do so.
Exposure media and/or social can have both positive negative impacts depending particular person – platform allows individuals share stories build connections with people similar experiences (e.g., support groups) but can also perpetuate damaging ideologies concerning certain topics due prevalence false information circulated these outlets which could lead dangerous outcomes if left unchecked.
This case required mandatory reporting to local authorities because the former neglect reported occurrence falls within category that requires professionals immediately report potential victims further injury possible. However, this will depend on jurisdiction in question and state laws.