NRNP 6635 Eating, Sleeping and Elimination Disorders
The process of assessment and diagnosis is complex. At the initial meeting, clients may want to vent about multiple areas in their lives, and they may not necessarily understand the assessment process or what kind of information the advanced practice nurse needs to elicit to diagnose. PMHNPs must strike a balance between keeping the assessment focused and structuring it in such a way that clients are encouraged to paint a complete picture of their chief complaint and history of present illness. If a client says that he or she is having a hard time dealing with family, difficulty in relationships, not eating regularly, or not sleeping, counselors must know how to listen and ask questions that can pull more information needed for an accurate diagnosis.
You are now at the halfway point of the course and have explored the assessment and diagnosis of many categories of disorder from
the DSM-5. This week, you put your knowledge of concepts related to psychopathology and diagnostic reasoning to the test by completing a midterm exam. Your Learning Resources this week focus on eating, sleeping, and elimination disorders. Although you will not complete a comprehensive client assessment on a patient with these disorders, be sure to review the resources on them because they are included on the midterm.
• Apply concepts related to psychopathology and diagnostic reasoning in advanced practice nursing care in psychiatric and mental health settings
Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)
American Psychiatric Association. (2013h). Feeding and eating disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm10
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Elimination disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm11
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Sleep-wake disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm12
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry (11th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
• Chapter 15 Feeding and Eating Disorders
• Chapter 16 Normal Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders
• Chapter 31.9 Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood
• Chapter 31.10 Elimination Disorders
Required Media (click to expand/reduce)