Scenario Analysis: Children with Schizophrenia

Scenario Analysis: Children with Schizophrenia



A child was brought into the office for hallucinations and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The physician prescribed psychiatric medications as part of the treatment plan. The parents are members of the Church of Scientology and declined psychiatric medications based on their beliefs.

Initial Post

In your initial post address the following prompts and/or questions.

  • Explain how a nurse’s bias could impact the care of this client.
  • Discuss the ethical issues that exist in this scenario.
  • Explain how the treatment plan could be modified to include culturally and spiritually appropriate care for this client.