Mental Health Question #1


The psychiatric nurse on the unit is caring for a client with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. The nurse determines that the client is now ready for which of the following interventions? (Select all that apply)


  1. Have mealtimes that are structured.
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  2. Encourage the client to talk about non-food related topics during mealtimes.
    • Rationale:
  3. Encourage good dental hygiene because of deterioration of teeth.
    • Rationale:
  4. Allow for home pass, but check bags for hidden food or laxatives.
    • Rationale:



Mealtimes should be structured and non-food related conversations should be encouraged. Option C is found with bulimia clients who have dental problems as a result of frequent vomiting and acid erosion to teeth and option D is related to binge eating.

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