Mental Health Nursing

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  1. This is a normal human emotion involving a strong, uncomfortable, emotional response to a real or perceived provocation
    What is Anger?
  2. This is an immature defense mechanism by which the person deals with emotional conflicts or stressors through actions rather than through reflection or feelings
    What is Acting Out?
  3. These are activities that are supposed to provide a release for strong feelings such as anger and rage
    What is Catharsis?
  4. This is the ability to delay gratification and to think about one’s behavior before acting
    What is Impulse Control?
  5. This is an emotion expressed through verbal abuse, lack of cooperation, violation of the rules or norms, or threatening behavior; also called verbal aggression
    What is Hostility?
  6. In this phase of the aggression cycle the client may show restlessness, anxiety, irritability, pacing, rapid breathing, loud voice and anger
    What is Triggering Phase?
  7. During this phase of the aggression cycle the clients responses indicate movement toward a loss of control which are a pale or flushed face, yelling, swearing, agitated, threatening gestures, clenched fists, loss of ability to solve problems or think clearly
    What is Escalation Phase?
  8. During this phase of the aggression cycle the client loses control and shows a loss of emotional and physical control, throwing objects, kicking, hitting, spitting, biting, scratching, screaming, and the inability to communicate clearly
    What is the Crisis Phase?
  9. During this phase of the aggression cycle the client regains physical and emotional control and starts to lower voice, has decreased muscle tension, clearer more rational communication and physical relaxation
    What is the Recovery Phase?
  10. In this phase of the aggression cycle the client attempts reconciliation with others and returns to the level of functioning before the incident and shows remorse, apologizes, cries, and may be quiet and have withdrawn behavior
    What is Postcrisis Phase?
  11. In the triggering phase the nurse should approach the client in a calm, nonthreatening manner and encourage the client to express this feeling
    What is Express his Angry Feelings Verbally?
  12. In the escalation phase the nurse must do this and provide directions in a calm, firm voice
    What is Take Control?
  13. When the client becomes this, in the crisis phase, the staff must take control of the situation for the safety of the client, staff, and other clients
    What is Physically Aggressive?
  14. As the client regains control in the recovery phase the nurse encourages the client to do this
    What is Talk about the situation or triggers that led to the aggressive behavior?
  15. In the Postcrisis phase the client can be given feedback for this with expectation that he or she will be able to handle feelings or events in a nonaggressive manner in the future
    What is Regaining Control?
  16. These types of activities give the clients the opportunity to talk about events or issues when they are calm. These activities also engage clients in the therapeutic process and minimize boredom
    What are Group or Planned activities?
  17. Scheduled this type of interactions with clients indicates the nurses genuine interest in the client and a willingness to listen to the clients concerns, thoughts and feelings
    What are one to one interactions?
  18. If clients have a conflict or dispute with one another, the nurse can offer the opportunity for these skills which are also useful when the client returns to the community
    What are Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution?
  19. The nurse must be aware of this to provide culturally competent care
    What is Cultural Norms?
  20. If the client is psychotic, hyperactive, or intoxicated, the nurse must consider this of the other clients, who may need protection from the intrusive or threatening demeanor of the client
    What is Safety and Security?
  21. Talking with other clients about their feelings is helpful, and this of the client who is potentially aggressive is essential
    What is Close Supervision?
  22. Handled appropriately and expressed assertively, this can be a positive force that helps a person to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and make decisions
    What is Anger?
  23. This disorder is a rare psychiatric diagnosis characterized by discrete episodes of aggressive impulses that result in serious assaults or destruction of property
    What is Intermittent Explosive Disorder?
  24. Damage to this system and/or these lobes of the brain may alter the persons ability to modulate aggression; this can lead to aggressive behavior
    What are the Limbic System and the Frontal and Temporal lobes?
  25. Children in dysfunctional families and those who receive poor parenting, receive inconsistent responses to their behavior, and children whose families are of lower socioeconomic status are at an increased risk of this
    What are Failing to Develop Socially Appropriate Behavior?
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Mental Health Nursing
2012-03-28 01:49:06
Jeopardy Module III Anger Aggression

Anger and Aggression
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