Fundamental of Nursing Part IX basic concept of stress

This nclex nursing exam related to fundamental of nursing subject to illness, infection, asepsis, basic concept of stress and adaptation.

State during which a person’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development or spiritual functioning is diminished or impaired compared with a previous experience.
A. Illness
B. Disease
C. Health
D. Wellness

The disease is a PROVEN FACT based on a medical theory, standards, diagnosis, and clinical feature while ILLNESS Is a subjective state of not feeling well based on subjective appraisal, previous experience, peer advice, etc.

This is the primary stage of illness wherein, the person starts to believe that something is wrong. Also referred to as the transition phase from wellness to illness.
A. Symptom Experience
B. Assumption of the sick role
C. Medical care contact
D. Dependent patient role

A favorite board question is Stages of Illness. When an individual starts to believe something is wrong, that person is experiencing signs and symptoms of an illness. The patient will then ASSUME that he’s sick. This is called the assumption of the sick role where the patient accepts he’s Ill and check out to offer up some activities. Since the client only ASSUMES his illness, he will attempt to ask someone to validate if what he’s experiencing may be a disease, this is often now called medical aid CONTACT. The client seeks professional advice for validation, reassurance, clarification, and explanation of the symptoms he’s experiencing. the client will then start his dependent affected the role of receiving care from the health care providers. The last stage of Illness is the RECOVERY stage where the patient gives up the sick role and assumes the previous normal functions.

In this stage of illness, the person accepts or rejects a professional’s suggestion. The person also becomes passive and should regress to an earlier stage.

A. Symptom Experience
B. Assumption of the sick role
C. Medical care contact
D. Dependent patient role

In the dependent affected role stage, the client needs professionals for help. They have a choice either to simply accept or reject the professional’s decisions but patients are usually passive and accepting. Regression tends to occur more in this period.

In this stage of illness, the person learns to simply accept the illness.

A. Symptom Experience
B. Assumption of the sick role
C. Medical care contact
D. Dependent patient role

Acceptance of illness occurs in the assumption of the sick role phase of the illness.

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