Discussion 1: Depression
One of the issues patients who face a drawn out illness or an extend hospital stay deal with is a tendency to become depressed. How does a patient’s age influence the way in which depression can manifest? How does the nurse’s role differ when working with patients with depression based on the clinical setting? Please answer the following:
- Describe depression-related problems that patients may have. If you have worked or are currently working in patient care, you may choose to describe problems that you have actually encountered.
- Find an article in the professional nursing literature in the Walden Library that provides strategies that might help patients with depression in your work setting.
- Share the reference and discuss at least two nursing interventions that BSN nurses could use to help patients with these problems.
- must be 250–350 words (not including the full references). Keep your responses succinct. Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines