Geriatric case study

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Case Study #3 (Geriatric) Week 6

Geriatrics can be very complicated due to major medical concerns clients may have (age 65 and older). Make sure to choose your medications wisely.

Mini-Case Presentations

Points

Elements

20

Patient Scenario

  • Patient Demographics
  • Presenting Problem
  • Reason for Visit
  • 20

    History

  • Complete Psychosocial including genetics, multigeneraltional family assessment, environment, trauma, culture, ethnicity, spiritual beliefs and practices, coping skills, cognition/mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self- harm behavior, substance use, socioeconomics, developmental stage and level of functioning
  • Supporting Physical
  • 20

    Multiaxial Differential Diagnosis and Rationale

    20

    Plan of Care

  • Additional Assessment that is needed, i.e.
  • o Neurologic exam

    o Personality testing

    o Lab Tests

  • Relevant therapist characteristics viewed as herapeutic for this particular patient
  • Interventions/ Strategies to be used
  • Emphasis of Treatment, i.e.
  • o Level of directiveness

    o Level of supportiveness

    o Cognitive, behavioral or affective emphasis

    2.5

  • Nature of Treatment
  • o Individual

    o Couple

    o Family

    o Group

    1

    5

  • Medications
  • o Current

    o Needed

    o Rationale for Choice in Meds

    2.5

  • Adjunct Services
  • o Consultation

    o Community Resources

    o Legal advice

    o Education

    10

    Summary and Prognosis

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