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Download PDF by Gary McClain, Michelle Buchman: After the Diagnosis: How Patients React and How to Help Them

By Gary McClain, Michelle Buchman

AFTER THE analysis: HOW sufferers REACT and the way to aid THEM COPE presents readers with useful, real looking instructions that aid sufferers harness either emotional and rational strengths as they convey with healthcare execs, assemble info, evaluation cures, make proficient remedy judgements, and deal with their . AFTER THE analysis is the 1st and in simple terms booklet to aid healthcare execs, nurses, physician's assistants, nursing assistants, and people from different allied professions know the way newly clinically determined sufferers react emotionally.

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Essentially, the freeze reaction is an extension of the original feeling of shock. Shock is the mind’s way of shutting down the emotions and allowing the brain to process the information before reacting. Patients in freeze reaction give in to rational thinking based on their view of the facts. Allowing the logical mind to operate without the emotions this way is risky, however. Because patients in freeze reaction operate without their emotional sides, they may be at risk for an attitude of hopelessness and helplessness.

Short-Answer Questions 1. A newly diagnosed patient who witnessed a friend being treated for a similar diagnosis may present additional challenges to the health-care professional upon initial diagnosis. Why? 2. What three concerns do newly diagnosed patients have regarding how their personal relationships will be affected by their diagnosis and treatment? 3. Explain how health-care professionals can best prepare themselves to deliver the news of a medical diagnosis. Critical-Thinking Questions 1.

I’ve just been told I’m going to die if I don’t get some help right away. How would you be if you were me? TOM: Sounds like you’re feeling pretty scared about your diagnosis, Dante. I can understand why. DANTE: Of course I’m scared. I’ve got to get this thing fixed before it kills me. TOM: Okay, Dante. You have a lot of highly skilled professionals here who are watching over you closely. DANTE: Don’t I know that! I really love Dr. Costa. She’s taken good care of me for the last 10 years. She’s sending me to a Dr.

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