How do I deal with a schizophrenic patient?
There is no known cure for schizophrenia. It’s a miserable mental illnesses that affects the physically well. Studies have shown, however, that continuous treatment seems to improve cognitive function.
A nurse can help aid the schizophrenic patient by monitoring the mental state of the patient after medication has been administered. If the nurse and patient are able to communicate, the patient becomes more receptive to self-care.
Proper nursing can restore the self-empowerment of the schizophrenic patient. The presence of nurses in a mental care facility has greatly increased the overall quality of life for those afflicted.
Helping the patient get reacquainted with daily living skills can improve his social skills and his incentive for self-adjustment. It also reduces listlessness and despair.