Case Study 1
Jim sits alone in a corner of the yard by the pool while his family engages in swimming and playing games. He rarely speaks to his grandchildren. When the children approach him or ask questions he simply ignores them. The children are confused by their grandfather’s behavior.
Impaired social interaction is a characteristic of which personality disorder? Please provide details. (Hint: refer to Chapter 16)
Case Study 2
A client, age 62 years, became severely depressed when her son experienced a traumatic brain injury sustained in an automobile accident 6 years ago. Since her son’s accident, she has neglected to pay her bills on time, has difficulty sleeping and difficulty concentrating, and has lost interest in eating and has lost 30 pounds during the last year. Her home needs repairs, and she feels overwhelmed with completing the maintenance required. She feels all helpless and alone. She states that she “is alone and no one cares.” She has been noncompliant with pharmacologic antidepressant therapy, which has led to her admission to an acute care psychiatric setting.
Determine which nursing outcome statements would apply to this client and list them in order of priority. (Hint: refer to Chapter 15)
ome features may be desired, others are not, unnecessarily driving the price up. It is more expensive to consume the services individually, and since all firms in the market work in this manner, consumers are limited in their options. The firm has therefore created a scenario where they can generate greater revenue and make customers less likely to switch. The final model is as shown, where bundling, B, and switching costs make it harder for the customer to leave. Challenging, expensive cancellation processes and rolled over contracts makes bundling even more effective. When customers can’t terminate contracts easily, such as with EE and Virgin Media, it prevents switching. Fining companies and passing legislation to reduce exit fees for violating the contract would make it easier for consumers to switch. Rolled over contracts means firms automatically renew contracts without efficiently warning customers. This comes at a risk of paying a higher fee, for the same service, each successive period; ‘price jumps’ in the energy sector, ‘price walking’ in insurance and ‘legacy pricing’ in broadband (CMA, 2018). An effective measure of stopping firms unreasonably increasing prices is through price capping. In the energy industry for example, it can be a maximum limit on what can be charged per kWH. Ofgem implemented a price cap on energy prices at the start of 2019 with savings estimated to be £76 per average household (Ofgem, 2018). Another solution is to promote greater transparency. Citizens Advise suggested that the mortgage market should change the name of ‘standard variable rate’ to ‘expired rate’ (Citizens Advice, 2017). This alerts consumers that their discounted rate has ended, and they are now going to be charged at a higher level. Greater transparency is likely to incentivise obdurate customers to look for better deals as the asymmetry of information is mitigated. The CMA also suggested that firms should also be held publicly accountable for their exploitative techniques (CMA, 2018). For example, Ofcom launched the ‘Boost Your Broadband’ website advising customers on the best broadband deals they can get in their area (Ofcom, 2018). The rise of price comparison websites, and campaigns to inform consumers are also useful. Ofgem’s collective switch trial saw the switching rate increase from 2.6% to 22.4% when hou>GET ANSWER