how to manage psychiatric patient requests

You are interviewing Tom Stone, a 17-year-old who was admitted to a psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt. How would you best respond to each of the following patient requests and behaviors?

-a. “I would feel so much better if you would sit closer to me and hold my hand.”

-b. “I will tell you if I still feel like killing myself, but you have to promise not to tell anyone else. If you do, I just can’t trust you, ever.”

-c. “I don’t want to talk to you. I have absolutely nothing to say.”

-d. “I will be going home tomorrow, and you have been so helpful and good to me. I want you to have my watch to remember me by.”

-e. Tom breaks down and starts sobbing.


– This essay must be between 300-400 words.

– Wikipedia can’t be used as a reference source.

– Reference must be in APA format.

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