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ISSN: 1233-9989
Nursing Problems / Problemy Pielęgniarstwa
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1/2015
vol. 23
 
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Meaning-making focused coping with illness. Part II — adaptation of assumptions and lives goals

Maciej Załuski

Online publish date: 2015/07/08
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The sources of stress caused by a serious patient’s illness may flow from discrepancy between appraised meaning of illness and preexisting global meaning of life and oneself. To reduce the incongruence between appraised meaning and global meaning use the changes in area of global meaning. It is an aim of meaning-making focused coping. The article is continuing content begun at work: “Meaning-making focused coping with illness. Part I —reappraisal of illness strategies”. The aim of article is introducing the Reader to meaning-making of illness functions under the figure of goals in lives adaptation process, revising priority and fundamental assumptions about life and oneself. In article the source of problems in changes and examples of positive and negative outcomes meaning-making process were pointed out. In the article information’s about the possibility of the patient stimulating to change in area of global meaning during verbal interventions were concluded too.


Nursing Topics 2015; 23 (1): 134–138


 

keywords:

disease; emotional stress; existential psychology; crisis intervention

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