章节:Schizophrenia, Other Psychoses, and Cognitive Disorders

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正确指数:100% 正确的次数:0 错误的次数:0 7386---A 79-year-old woman is brought to the outpatient clinic by her daughter for a routine medication evaluation. The daughter reports that her mother is quite stable and has no adverse effects from the risperidone she is taking. Then, the daughter says, “I just think my mother could be even better if she was on a larger dosage. My son takes 1 mg of risperidone every day and my mother is only on 0.5 mg.” What is the most helpful response by the nurse?

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1. “Maybe your son is sicker than your mother is.”
2. “We could increase your mother’s dosage if you want.”
3. “Older clients generally need lesser doses than do younger people.”
4. “I am not seeing any symptoms of illness in your mother. Let us wait until the next visit.”

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正确答案:
3. “Older clients generally need lesser doses than do younger people.”
解释 :
Elderly clients are typically on lower dosages of antipsychotic medications due to the metabolic changes of aging. Comparing dosages is not relevant. Each client is unique in metabolizing medications. Changing medication dosages is based on an assessment of illness symptoms and the adverse effect profile, not on family preferences. Urging the daughter to wait discounts her concerns and gives no rationale for waiting.