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Discussion 1

Discussion 1

Discussion 1.

1.  Julie is a 35-year-old with bipolar II disorder. After her third child was born, she had a severe depressive episode. She attempted suicide by taking 25 Xanax pills. She is back in the hospital with depression after having a 2-week hypomanic episode. She has not been taking her medications.

  • a.      What responsibility does the health care organization have to Julie?
  • b.      What structures are needed at a hospital to ensure that Julie will get the care she needs?
  • c. What is the nurse’s responsibility regarding the health promotion activities directed toward Julie?

2.  Stephane, a 15-year-old Haitian refugee who is living at a center for children of refugees, has a severe cough and fever. She is curled up in a corner of the community room wrapped in a towel. She looks like she has been crying.

  • a.   How can the nurse ensure culturally competent care?
  • b. List three priorities for the nurse regarding the cultural values, beliefs, and possible practices that Stephane may have.

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.