b’nPMHNPs may find themselves working in a wide variety of settingsxe2x80x94each having their own unique challenges and inherent legal issues. For instance, what do you do in your state of practice when you are providing a therapy/treatment session and a client reports active suicidal ideation? What do you do if you are covering inpatient psychiatric consults and are called to see a patient in the ICU who overdosed on prescription medication requiring intubation? What do you do if you are a PMHNP on an inpatient unit and a client who admitted themselves on a voluntary basis suddenly states that they have decided to sign themselves out of the hospital so that they can go home to kill themselves? These are just some of the legal questions that PMHNPs must know the answers to specific to their state of licensure/practice.In this Assignment, you investigate your statexe2x80x99s laws concerning voluntary and involuntary commitment. You also analyze a case to determine if the client is eligible for involuntary commitment.Scenario for Week 7 Case:You are a PMHNP working in a large intercity hospital. You receive a call from the answering service informing you that a xe2x80x9cstatxe2x80x9d consult has been ordered by one of the hospitalists in the ICU. Upon arriving in the ICU, you learn that your consult is a 14 year old male who overdosed on approximately 50 Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) tablets in an apparent suicide attempt. At the scene, a suicide note was found indicating that he wanted to die because his girlfriendxe2x80x99s parents felt that their daughter was too young to be xe2x80x9cdating.xe2x80x9d The client stated in the suicide note that he could not xe2x80x9clive without herxe2x80x9d and decided to take his own life. Although he has been medically stabilized and admitted to the ICU, he has been refusing to talk with the doctors or nurses. The hospital staff was finally able to get in touch with the clients parents (using contact information retrieved from the 14 year oldxe2x80x99s cell phone). Unbeknown to the hospital staff, the parents are divorced, and both showed up at the hospital at approximately the same time, each offering their own perspectives on what ought to be done. The clientxe2x80x99s father is demanding that the client be hospitalized because of the suicide, but his mother points out that he does not have xe2x80x9cphysical custodyxe2x80x9d of the child. The clientxe2x80x99s mother demands that the client be discharged to home with her stating that her sonxe2x80x99s actions were nothing more than a xe2x80x9cstuntxe2x80x9d and xe2x80x9can attempt at manipulating the situation that he didnxe2x80x99t like.xe2x80x9d The clientxe2x80x99s mother then becomes xe2x80x9cnastyxe2x80x9d and informs you that she works as a member of the clerical staff for the state board of nursing, and if you fail to discharge her child xe2x80x9cright nowxe2x80x9d she will make you xe2x80x9csorry.xe2x80x9d How would you proceed?Learning ObjectivesStudents will: ‘
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