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Nursing Assessment: Schizophrenia

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated September 6, 2023.



Jane Tyerman, University of Ottawa

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A 20 year old male (pronouns he/him) meeting with the community mental health nurse during an initial online appointment. With his consent, his mother initiated this meeting to discuss what resources are available to support her son in the community. You are the mental health nurse and need to conduct the assessment.

Learning Objectives:

Identify the signs and symptons of schizophrenia during a nursing assessment to determine appropriate treatment options and referals.

Complete a mental health screening assessment for a patient exhibiting psychotic symptons to determine priority patient needs

Identify and utilize appropriate therapeutic communication techniques for a patient with the impaired thought processing to ensure patient safety.

Utilize therapeutic communication techniques with family members to ensure family-centred care

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


134e, CAN-Sim


Tyerman J. Nursing Assessment: Schizophrenia. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Mental health

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