PSYC 365 Chapter Notes -Learned Helplessness, Mammography, Outpatient Surgery

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Ie laser surgery for cataracts: dif admission patterns- waiting for it (and postponed, never happens, scared, happy to have it done, etc) or emergency (may even be unconscious, a hospital patient"s loss of control: Ppl feel they let go of ctrl when they"re in a hospital (internal, external and powerful other ctrl) Increase in powerful other scores during hospital stay. Dehumanization: tendency to see ppl as objects or body parts rather than human beings. Ie technician run thru of procedure (rattling info off)- patient unlikely to remember all info b/c went so fast and no opportunity for questions: how patients appear to cope with hospital culture: 2 main ways to cope w/loss of ctrl= relying on other patients, or adopting either passive or active approach to stay. Ideal balance b/w technology and human touch: advantages for bringing companion to procedure/consultation, the role of nurses in hospital culture: Largest group in the hospital and patient advocates .

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