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Test1_Chapter 7

Individual and Family Considerations Related to Illness - Chapter 7

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anxiety: an emotional state characterized by feelings of apprehension, discomfort, restlessness, or worry
bereavement: feelings, thoughts, and responses that occur after a loss
depression: state in which a person feels sad, distressed, and hopeless, with little to no energy for normal activities
faith: belief and trust in God or a higher power
family: a group whose members are related by reciprocal caring, mutual responsibilities, and loyalties
grief: a universal response to any loss
holistic health: promotion of the total health of mind, body, and spirit
mental disorder: a state in which a person has deficits in functioning, has a distorted sense of self or the world, is unable to sustain relationships, or cannot handle stress or conflict effectively
mental health: a state in which a person can meet basic needs, assume responsibilities, sustain relationships, resolve conflicts, and grow throughout life
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): the development of severe anxiety-type symptoms after the experience of a traumatic life event
spirituality: connectedness with self, others, a life force, or God that allows people to find meaning in life
substance abuse: a maladaptive pattern of drug use that causes physical and emotional
Created by: jhrobins99