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Supporting patients who are experiencing hallucinations

Supporting patients who are experiencing hallucinations

Supporting patients who are experiencing hallucinations

Bob Price
Bob Price
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 02 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192720

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Description

Nurses working in a range of clinical settings may encounter patients who report experiencing hallucinations, whether auditory, visual or any other form. This learning module, which has been written for nurses working in general practice rather than mental health practice, clarifies the differences between hallucinations and delusions and explains that both symptoms are often experienced together in mental illness. The possible causes of hallucinations are summarised and the advice that should be given to patients is discussed. Although patients might manage their hallucinations by creating narratives to explain what is happening to them and to find ways of representing their experience to others, diagnosis and treatment of underlying conditions are important too. The module outlines precepts that can guide the nurse’s response to a patient presenting with hallucinations for the first time.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to help you to review what hallucinations are, identify the common conditions or circumstances in which they might occur, and recommend precepts regarding how best to respond to patients who report hallucinations. No assumptions are made that the reader has previous mental healthcare training.

Reference is made to schizophrenia (psychosis), one diagnosis that is commonly associated with hallucinations, and one possible explanation of how hallucinations develop in schizophrenia is outlined. It should be noted, however, that explanations of psychoses are often contested, and best treatments for the condition are debated. Antipsychotic medications, transcranial magnetic stimulation and talking therapies have all been used in an effort to help patients manage schizophrenia (Lieberman et al 2013, Subramanian et al 2013).

On completion of this course you will be able to:
List the common conditions that can cause hallucinations.
Bob Price

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Bob Price
on behalf of ICNus

Healthcare education and practice development consultant, Surrey, England.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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