The goal of this module is to give the students a basic understanding of how patients cope with stress.
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
Please read the Riegel article referenced below to see how stress affects the ICU patient.
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.