discussion 2


Harriet is a 51-year-old married woman with a past history of alcohol and cocaine abuse. She has been attending AA and NA meetings regularly and does not report urges to drink or use drugs during the 4 years you have been her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She needs carpal tunnel surgery and the typical regimen during recovery is oxycodone 15 mg per dayWhat information would be most critical for the group leader to collect in the first visit? What is the primary goal for the treatment of this patient’s family problem, based on the US clinical guidelines? Discuss one curative factor the group would observe during the initial, middle and termination phases in group therapy?  Identify your city. Then refer this patient to three agencies near you that would support positive health outcomes for this patient. (These agencies must not have been used in past discussion posts). What was your rationale for choosing these three agencies?