• Auditory hallucination;
  • nursing diagnosis;
  • nursing intervention;
  • nursing-sensitive patient outcome;
  • paranoid schizophrenia

PURPOSE.  The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate use of the nursing process and the standardized nursing languages of NANDA International (NANDA-I), the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), and the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) to assist a young male with paranoid schizophrenia to deal with auditory hallucinations.

DATA SOURCES.  Data were obtained from the experience and expertise of the author and published literature.

DATA SYNTHESIS.  This case study demonstrates nurses' clinical decision making in providing care for an adolescent with mental illness.

CONCLUSION.  This case study provides the pertinent nursing diagnosis, patient outcomes, and nursing interventions for a young male with auditory hallucinations in paranoid schizophrenia.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING.  The use of NANDA-I, NOC, and NIC can provide the necessary framework for enhancing and improving the management of care with patients who experience auditory hallucinations in paranoid schizophrenia.