Flashcards in Care of the professional self Deck (33)
the belief that one has the power /capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainment. one of the most powerful motivational predictors of how well a person will perform at most any endeavor
What are the three important factors associated with high quality patient care
self confidence, self efficacy, and nursing competence
refers to belief in one's personal worth and likelihood of succeeding
Who introduced the concept that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through a sound educational base as well as a multitude of experiences.
Dr. Patricia Benner
your feelings of self-worth based on your beliefs about being valuable and capable
It is your self-image, either positive or negative, at an emotional level
A process beginning with an event that evokes a degree of tension or anxiety
are tension producing stimuli operating within or on any system
Stimulates thinking process
Helps people stay alert to their environment
Can result in personal growth and development
positive stress/ eustress
Lack of coping mechanisms
Loss of emotional balance
negative stress / distress
evaluating an event in the terms of personal meaning.
At the same time the person is also considering the possible coping strategies or resources available to help deal with the event.
the persons cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage a stressor.
HAN SELYE'S GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME- theory of stress
CNS is aroused; fight-or-flight response; hormones released
occurs if the stress remains, cortisol activity is still increased, body attempts to compensate
endocrine activity continues and the body will fail if exposure to the stressor is prolonged
the trauma a person experiences from witnessing other peoples suffering. Common in health care providers and first responders. The person takes the stress home, with nightmares and anxiety, effects sleep
Secondary traumatic stress
begins when a person experiences, witnesses, or is confronted with a traumatic event and responds with intense fear or helplessness
implies that a person is facing a turning point in life and previous ways of coping are not effective and the person must change.
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. REACTION TO STRESS
the tension of everyday living. You have an alert perceptual field. This can motivate learning. You know a test is coming up so you know to study.
The perceptual field narrows. The person focuses on immediate concerns. There is selective inattention. The noise of air conditioning unit is not heard, people in the hall not heard.
Perceptual field is greatly reduced. Focus is on specific details. Students with severe anxiety get so hung up on a word, they can’t see what the question is asking.
A sense of terror, dread. The person loses control. Can’t focus, concentrate. Can’t cope
- Involuntary blocking unpleasant feelings
Refusing to acknowledge the existence of a real situation or the feelings associated with it.
Retreating in response to stress to an earlier level of development and the comfort measures associated with that level of functioning.
Attempting to make excuses or formulate logical reasons to justify unacceptable feelings or behaviors.
Rechanneling of drives or impulses that are personally or socially unacceptable into activities that are constructive. (Mothers against drunk drivers)