Challenges in educating a patient with severe anxiety and depression

Lee, Geraldine A. and Boyde, Mary S. (2012) Challenges in educating a patient with severe anxiety and depression. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2 4: 160-166. doi:10.5430/jnep.v2n4p160

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Author Lee, Geraldine A.
Boyde, Mary S.
Title Challenges in educating a patient with severe anxiety and depression
Journal name Journal of Nursing Education and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1925-4040
1925-4059
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5430/jnep.v2n4p160
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 160
End page 166
Total pages 7
Place of publication Toronto, ON, Canada
Publisher Sciedu Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This case report aims to outline the psychological effect an arrhythmia can have on a patient and their spouse and how anxiety has a profoundly negative effect on how a patient learns. This case report also highlights the difficulties nurses perceive in attempting to educate and engage the patient and spouse, and the problems in balancing nursing care between technology (in this case the need for constant cardiac monitoring) and more focused on patient concerns (fear of dying and defibrillator discharging). As nursing care incorporates the use of more advanced technology, it is important to ensure care remains patient-focused not technology-focused. The impact of anxiety on cognition and patient learning cannot be underestimated.
Keyword Anxiety
Depression
Arrhythmia
Education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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