Stress and Coping
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During the resistance stage Heart rate does what?
decreases and stabalizes
What happens during the exhaustion phase?
During the exhaustion stage, the physiological response has intensified and the ability to adapt to stress diminishes.
The Medulla Oblongata controls what 3 vital signs
- Blood Pressure
- Heart rate
What is Denial?
Denial is avoiding emotional conflicts by refusing to consciously acknowledge anything that cause intolerable pain
What is Conversion?
unconsciously repressing an anxiety-producing emotional conflict and transforming it into nonorganic symptoms
What is dissociation?
experiencing a subjective sense of numbing and reduced awareness of one's surroundings
What is Displacement?
transferring emotions, ideas, thoughts, and wishes from a stressful situation onto a less anxiety-producing substitute.
characterized by an increase in hormone levels leading to the initiation of a fight-or-flight reaction
the body stabilizes itself and responds in a manner opposite to that in the alarm reaction stage. It is during this time that the body repairs any damage that may have occurred
The theory of nursing that views the person, family, or community as constantly changing in response to the environment and stressors is known as:
- Neuman's Systems Model
- based on concepts of stress and reaction to stress
Pender's Health Promotion Model
Pender's health promotion model focuses on increasing the level of well-being of an individual or group by encouraging stress reduction strategies
a situational crisis is described as a situation in which a person faces a turning point in life.
- aims to return the client to a precrisis level of functioning and to promote growth
- attempts to connect a stressful event to the pts reaction to the event
is a type of stress that results in motivational energy
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