When one is hospitalized..
•all pts feel out of control and dependent on the mercy, knowledge, and expertiese of unknown care providers
Causes high anxiety
•One goes from being an individual to a “client or patient”
•Think of the paperwork = one becomes a medical record #
- •The armband = the persons identity
- •The hospital gown = strips the persona of part of their identity
•One is touched and asked personal questions by strangers
Remember that when focusing on the physical problem, that the personal has emotions and feelings attached!