Discussion: interview format (week 1: nurs 6670) | NURS 6670 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adults and Older Adults | Walden University
The interview format I would use for an initial interview of a client consists of the following components: Introductory phase; Presenting problem/Reason for Referral; History of Present Illness; Mental Status Exam (MSE); and Closing Phase.
Introductory phase: During this stage, it is important to introduce oneself politely as well as clarify the role they will be playing in providing care. Additionally, it is important to explain the purpose and process of assessment including length and expected outcomes. In preparation for this discuss the patient’s expectations around privacy and confidentiality in addition to building rapport with him or her.
Presenting Problem/ Reason for Referral: This provides essential information about why referral has been made, what is known about presenting complaint or other psychiatric symptoms are contributing. Furthermore any pertinent medical history supporting condition should also be explored during this part evaluation . It crucial ensure all details processes procedures articulated clearly person comprehend before moving onto next step ensuring optimal quality care possible passed down them.
History of Present Illness: Gathers more information regarding current complaint by going over dates when first appeared duration since then frequency which experienced related factors have come into play events took place prior onset context occur within just basic symptomology itself allowing better understanding isolated triggers conditions being faced reported symptoms can attributed either mental physical illness both some cases due lifestyle (exercise nutrition diet etc ). Through making sure these asked heard answered accurately one can quickly determine underlying cause likely leading treatment action plan implemented effectively manage said illness reduce severity subsequently giving patient return their normal functioning self.
Mental Status Exam (MSE): This process allows further examination determine severity directly observed consequences on individual level such cognitive accuracy attentiveness concentration orientation behaviors that may signal presence depression anxiety other medical issues manifest themselves differently depending who looking signs must interpreted neutral nonjudgmental manner taking into account aspects cultural religious backgrounds help create personalized approach tailored particular needs specific instance where questions cannot easily verbalized narrative approach encouraged having tell story life events goes order build comprehensive picture existence along timeline up present day properly shed light inner workings thought processing mechanisms drive decisions make everyday course without omission true views beliefs no matter how much contrary might appear outsider view seeking verifiable facts remains priority avoid potential biases may introduced such discussions.