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Which coping mechanism is the client exhibiting? A client with severe chest pain is brought to the emergency department. He tells the nurse, "I just have little indigestion."



A. Anxiety
B. Denial
C. Repression
D. Confusion

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered Jan 28, 2019

Patients react differently when they are feeling different kinds of pain. When people go to the emergency room, some people are excited about their pain and are very concerned. They may be very forthcoming about their symptoms and even attempt to diagnose themselves to the nurse.

However, then there are others who are not very forthcoming. Their families may have pushed them to go to the emergency room for help. However, the patient may be downplaying the problem.

For instance, if a patient comes to the emergency room with chest pain. He may tell the nurse, “I just have a little indigestion.” This means that he is really in denial of his actual problem. It is more likely a bigger problem.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Denial-rationale: during a crisis, its common for a client to use denial, a coping mechanism exhibited by minimizing symptoms or avoiding discussion. anxiety is typically indicated by restlessness. a client who verbally acknowledges a problem exists isnt confused or repressing the incident.client needs category: psychosocial integrityclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: comprehensionreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 963.
 

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