Treatment of Psychiatric Emergency in Adult and Children

    Compare treatment of adult psychiatric emergency clients to child or adolescent psychiatric emergency clients
    Analyze legal and ethical issues concerning treatment of child or adolescent psychiatric emergency clients
    To Prepare:

    Review the Learning Resources concerning emergency psychiatric medicine.
    Consider a case where an adult client had a psychiatric emergency. If you have not had a personal experience with an adult client who had a psychiatric emergency, you can conduct an internet or library search to identify one.


    Briefly describe the case you selected.
    Explain how you would treat the client differently if he or she were a child or adolescent.
    Explain any legal or ethical issues you would have to consider when working with a child or adolescent emergency case.


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