Tribeca, Jersey City, New Jersey


Adult with Schizophrenia and Medication Nonadherence

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to supporting a 32-year-old adult diagnosed with schizophrenia who is currently experiencing medication nonadherence, leading to symptom relapse. Our primary aim is to provide assertive community treatment, medication management, and supportive therapy to improve medication adherence and ensure long-term stability.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in mental health to deliver comprehensive support for our client. This project focuses on implementing assertive community treatment (ACT), ensuring consistent medication management, and providing supportive therapy to enhance adherence and promote stability.


– **Assertive Community Treatment (ACT):**
– Provide intensive, community-based support and case management to address the client’s mental health needs comprehensively.
– Conduct regular home visits and maintain frequent contact with the client to monitor their condition and adherence to treatment plans.
– Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, social workers, and therapists, to coordinate care and provide holistic support.

– **Medication Management:**
– Administer and monitor psychiatric medications, ensuring the client adheres to prescribed regimens.
– Educate the client about the importance of medication adherence, potential side effects, and strategies to manage them.
– Work closely with the prescribing psychiatrist to adjust medications as needed based on the client’s response and side effects.

– **Supportive Therapy:**
– Provide supportive therapy to help the client develop coping strategies, improve insight into their condition, and enhance their motivation for treatment adherence.
– Use motivational interviewing techniques to address ambivalence about medication and treatment.
– Facilitate psychoeducation sessions for the client and their family to increase understanding of schizophrenia and the importance of adherence to treatment.

– **Crisis Intervention:**
– Be available for crisis intervention to manage acute symptoms and prevent hospitalizations.
– Develop a crisis plan with the client and their family, outlining steps to take in case of symptom exacerbation or nonadherence.

– **Social and Community Integration:**
– Assist the client in accessing community resources, vocational training, and social activities to improve quality of life and reduce isolation.
– Support the client in building and maintaining social relationships and engaging in meaningful activities.

– **Monitoring and Follow-up:**
– Continuously monitor the client’s mental health status, medication adherence, and overall well-being.
– Regularly review and adjust the care plan based on the client’s progress and feedback.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing, with a focus on schizophrenia and medication management.
– Experience with assertive community treatment (ACT) models and community-based mental health services.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong therapeutic communication and motivational interviewing skills to engage the client effectively.
– Proficiency in administering and monitoring psychiatric medications and managing side effects.
– Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to provide integrated care.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Empathy, patience, and a nonjudgmental attitude towards individuals with mental health challenges.
– Persistence and creativity in finding solutions to enhance medication adherence and manage symptoms.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for a 32-year-old Adult with Schizophrenia Experiencing Medication Nonadherence**

– **Patient:** 32-year-old adult
– **Condition:** Schizophrenia with a history of medication nonadherence and symptom relapse
– **Challenges:** Improving medication adherence, managing symptom relapse, providing comprehensive community support
– **Requirements:** Assertive community treatment, medication management, and supportive therapy to enhance adherence and stability.

By addressing these needs, the nursing team will play a critical role in supporting the client’s journey toward stability, helping to reduce the risk of relapse and hospitalization, and promoting a higher quality of life through sustained treatment adherence.


Total Budget: $496,735.20