Examples Of Observation In Psychology

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Observation of an event, the surrounding circumstances and outcome:
I was in the gero unit at Millwood. I got to see an older people suffering from different types of psych disorder. It was around breakfast time, I saw an old lady crying and laughing at the same time. She was yelling to the nurse saying she need her medication and she is in pain. She seems disoriented. she was telling nurse that she wants to get out from that place. She had one bible in her hand and she was telling nurse she will save herself from dying and Jesus will take care of her. She seems very spiritual person. I feel like she is very interesting person to talk with so I choose her for my patient interview. She is suffering from bipolar disorder and her mood swings every minute. I was interviewing her and she suddenly started talking in loud voice and started crying. I was very frightened by the situation. I took a deep breath and I calmed myself down. I asked her if she need any help from my side. She was suffering from gas in stomach and it is causing her pain so she told me to get her morning medicine. It was her medication time, so I administered her medication in the supervision of my nurse. After an hour of medication ingestion, she seems cooperative to talk and she was calmed. I
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For example, my patient complained saying she was in pain and none of the nurse had taken care of her. She was crying and yelling at nurse to take another pain medicine. However, she forgot that she already had taken her medication. Therefore, I learned the big lesson that it’s important to look at the patient’s chart at first and know their diagnosis and symptoms. According to the text, most of the patient with bipolar disorder would do the things which nobody had expected. Their mood swings and sometimes they may will do risk taking behaviors. So, its nurse duty to make sure they are safe. (Boyd,

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