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OVERVIEW

The goal of this module is to give the students a basic understanding of how patients cope with stress.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Give examples of coping functions
  • Give examples of coping determinants
  • Recognize coping styles
  • Suggest coping strategies based on personality style

Activity

Please read the Riegel article referenced below to see how stress affects the ICU patient.

References

Byers, J.F., & Smyth, K.A. (1997). Application of a transactional model of stress and coping with critically illpatients. Dimensions of Critical Care, 16 (6), 292-300.

McNett, S. C. (1989). Lazarus’ theory of stress and coping. In B. Riegel & D. Ehrenreich (Eds.), Psychosocial aspects of critical care nursing (pp. 3-13). Rockville, MD: Aspen.

Miller, J. F. (1992). Coping with chronic illness: Overcoming powerlessness. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis

Riegel, B. (1989). Stressors of critically ill patients. In B. Riegel & D. Ehrenreich (Eds.), Psychosocial aspects of critical care nursing (pp. 17-27). Rockville, MD: Aspen.

 
 
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