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Nurses must educate themselves regarding depression and treatment. Why? (2)

Often the hc provider who spends the most time with.
In key positions to assess sx and to work with depressed
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"Depression can come quickly – isolation, lack of stimulation, stressors."

2

Nurses need to advocate for?

Health services and environments aimed at prevention and early recognition of depression, as well as treatment.

3

Symptoms of depression are often

dismissed as a...normal part of aging and nurses know better!

4

Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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1A of 3 – physiological treatment
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D M/s M/p-pens

Depressogenic medications – remove/change
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Metabolic/system disturbances – treat
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Monitor/promote:
– physical comfort (incl pain control)
– elimination
– nutrition/hydration
– sleep-rest patterns

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Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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1B of 3 – physiological enhancement
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ErroD

Enhance physical function
– regular physical activity
– recreational therapy
– occupational activity
Develop daily activity schedule

6

Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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2 of 3 – psychological

Social support
Spiritual help
Safety precautions as needed (soo)

7

Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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3A of 3 – FRANism

Individualized plans

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Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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3B of 3 – FRANism

Work with to maximize
– self-efficacy
– autonomy
– personal control
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Especially r/t
– self-care
– choices
– goal setting
– tx
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Autonomy – "MATTERS LOTS!" Find little things they feel they have control of…differences they can make. Remember. Use."

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Nursing Care with Clients Experiencing
Depressive Disorders in Later Life
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3C of 3 – FRANism

Help clients identify & reinforce strengths and capabilities.
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"Validate importance of Grandparent role. Is there a way to amp this up?"

10

Nursing Care - Slide 2
Structure and encourage? (3)

daily participation in relaxation therapies and enjoyable activities
pleasant reminiscences
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"Make note of interests in charts."

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Nursing Care - Slide 2
Monitor and document? Teach?

response to medication and other therapies
teach clients to self-monitor

12

Nursing Care - Slide 2
Provide? (4) PEA P

Practical assistance
Emotional support
Assistance w/ problem solving.
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Physical illness, depression, tx – info. re.

13

Nursing Care - Slide 2
Educate? (3)
AWI

Adaptive coping
Ways to manage/prevent reoccurrence
Importance of adherence to tx regimen
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"People want to know what to expect. Arm people with information."

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Nursing Care - Slide 2
Ensure clients are?
(supports)

Linked to the mental health community
Connected with other community resources to
support all aspects of healthy living
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"Think, problem solve…how to get them engaged? Not just knowing about resources, engaging. Figure out how to make this happen."