NUR 422 BLACK BOARD ASSIGNMENTS Week 10
NUR422 BLACK BOARD ASSIGNMENTS Week 10
Accordingto Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco and Hanson (2015), trauma ischaracterized by features such as threats, fear of death and seriousinjuries. Additionally, response to these factors in the absence ofresilient traits brings about post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD)in an acute or chronic manner that may occur years after an incident.Over the years, the diagnosis of PSTD has significantly grown throughintensified approaches that focus on understanding the differences inthe symptoms across developmental ages and stages. These measureshave allowed the United States to prepare in assisting familiesduring disasters-causing trauma appropriately. Nurse have facilitatedthe achievement of these standards through helping families inpreventing trauma. However, in non-preventable situations, nurseshelp families through striving to achieve positive outcomes. Theyalso foster the development of resilient traits among family membersthat allow them to understand the positive meaning traumatic eventsmay bring to their lives.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) vs nurses
Theexposure to horrific and terrifying situations may bring about thedevelopment of signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.Some of the symptoms associated with repeated or secondary traumainclude negative cognitions and moods, increased arousal or sensorysensitivity as well as avoiding discussions or stimulus memories ofthe incident. Nurses are at a higher risk of experiencing secondarytrauma due to the incidents they encounter in their line of work.They are regularly required to assist other people during events suchas terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other calamities.However, to prevent the occurrence and prevalence of secondarytrauma, these nurses should undergo therapy that focuses on improvingthe outcomes of their activities. They should also help them buildself-esteem as well as explore new skills aimed at identifyingemotions, organizing thoughts and learn different reactions andresponses (Kaakinen, Coehlo, Steele, Tabacco and Hanson, 2015).
Accordingto Knoll and Caldwell’s case studies, the mesosystem outcome usedby family nurses after the initial assessments about theirfunctionality entails care coordination that aimed at facilitatingbetter relationships. After determining the challenges within thefamily, the nurses instituted healthcare programs designed to improvethe household’s development and functionality. The programsincluded strategies directed towards stabilization and organizationof the household through appropriate communication andproblem-solving skills. The nurses also helped the family throughbuilding positive connections that allowed them to discuss thehorrific incidents that had occurred to them. Resultantly, theseinterventions brought about improved and stable connections, welfareand cognitive functioning. Additionally, they boosted the family’sinteraction with the community as well as acceptance of socialpolicies and practices that were helpful to them (Kaakinen, Coehlo,Steele, Tabacco, and Hanson, 2015).
Kaakinen, J.,Coehlo, D., Steele, R., Tabacco, A., & Hanson, S.(2015). FamilyHealth Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research (5th Ed.).F.A. Davis Company.
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