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The term defense mechanism refers to a predominantly unconscious self-protective process that seeks to shield the ego from intense feelings or affect and impulses.
Meeting the physical, emotional, and psychosocial need of a dying child is important to support the totally dependent child and grieving family in experiencing the best quality of life possible.
Following Kubler-Ross’ Stages of Grief, how can nurses be advocates for their patients as they go through these heartbreaking changes in their lives.
Substance abuse, or also known as drug abuse, is a disorder of continuum of phases incorporating a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms that include loss of control over use of the substance and a continued use of the substance despite adverse consequences.