How would the nurse implement care to a client based on the levels of health promotion, acute care, and restorative/continuing care when dealing with self- concept issues?
- Health Promotion: Work with patients to help them develop healthy lifestyle behaviors that contribute to a positive self-concept. Measures that support adaptation to stress such as proper nutrition, regular exercise within the patient's capabilities, adequate sleep and rest, and stress-reducing practices contribute to a healthy self-concept.
- Acute Care: In the acute care setting some patients experience potential threats to their self-concept because of the nature of the treatment and diagnostic procedures. Remain sensitive to the patient's level of acceptance of any changes. Forcing confrontation with a change before the patient is ready likely delays the person's acceptance.
- Restorative and Continuing Care: Interventions designed to help a patient reach the goal of adapting to changes in self-concept or attaining a positive self-concept are based on the premise that the patient first develops insight and self-awareness concerning problems and stressors and then acts to solve the problems and cope with the stressors.