eISSN: 2299-8284
ISSN: 1233-9989
Nursing Problems / Problemy Pielęgniarstwa
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4/2014
vol. 22
 
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Review paper

Meaning-making focused coping with illness. Part I — reappraisal of illness strategies

Maciej Załuski
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum
Online publish date: 2015/03/12
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Serious illness has a lot of stressors. Revised Transactional Stress and Coping Model proposes that patient’s cognitions of discrepancies between their appraised meaning of illness and their assumptions and lives goals may produce psychological stress and emotional crisis. To reduce the discrepancy serves meaning-making focused coping.

The article has an illustrative character, and characterizes coping strategy, which function is making meaning of illness. This is a fourth function of coping, different from instrumental coping, emotional coping and withdraw. In the article presumptions to distinct the function and the fundamental goals of coping were showed: to reduce dissonance produce stress and to generate positive emotions. In the article those strategies of meaning-making focused coping were characterized, which materials are current information connected with patient’s appraisal of illness and treatment.

Nursing Topics 2014; 22 (4): 528–532

keywords:

disease; emotional stress; adaptive coping behavior; life change events

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