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Psychosocial Factors in Illness
Terms in this set (17)
Self Concept incorporates
1: Personal identity
2: Body Image
4: Self Esteem
The way you feel when you are under pressure
Stress defined is
"The nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it.
a situation, activity or event that produces stress
Symptoms of Stress:
Inability to think clearly
Difficulty problem solving
Anxiety or fear
Inability to sleep/insomnia
Eating more or less than usual
Sources of Stress in the Acute or LTC Setting
Need to adjust to an unfamiliar environment
Manifestations of Stress in the Acute or LTC setting
A vague feeling of apprehension that results from a perceived threat to the self. *Universal emotion and response to stressful event.
Levels of Anxiety
Mild-Slight increase in vital signs
Moderate-Feel tension, perception decreased, sign and symptoms
Severe-Change in vitals
Panic-Extreme terror, reality is distorted
Coping responses used to reduce anxiety brought on by stress
Talking with someone, Yelling
Exercising or other physical activity, Fighting
Pacing, listening to music.
Common Defense Mechanisms
Conversion, Reaction Formation
Common Behaviors seen with illness
Feelings of hopelessness
Prone to angry outbursts
Declining performance in school, work, or other activities.
Effective Coping Mechanisms
Reviewing strengths and weaknesses
Setting short and long-term goals
Formulating a plan of action
Ineffective Coping Mechanisms
Nursing Interventions to help patients adjust to illness
Provide compassionate, consistent care.
Do not take the client's reactions to you personally.
Explain all care and procedures before beginning interventions.
Develop trust relationship
Useful Interventions for reducing stress and promoting relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation
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