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