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1

What is coping?

Coping is the sum of constantly changing cognitive and behavioural efforts aimied to handle taxing/demanding tasks

2

How can social support aid coping?

- Key factor in managing stress 

- Help patients recognise and mobilise social support (informal/formal)

E.g. social services, patient groups, religious / charitable organisations

3

State 3 ways in which personal control can aid coping

- Pain management 

- Self-management programmes 

- Facilitate cognitive control

4

State two ways in which preparation can aid coping

- Reduce ambiguity 

- Reduce uncertainty

5

What is emotion focussed coping?

Emotion focussed coping involves changing the emotion in order to cope

6

What are the behavioural and cognitive approaches of emotion focussed coping?

- Behavioural approaches – do something e.g. talk to friends, alcohol, etc

- Cognitive approaches – change how you think about a situation e.g. denial, focus on positive aspects

7

What is problem focussed coping?

Problem focussed coping involves changing the problem or your resources to cope

8

What are the behavioural and cognitive approaches of problem focussed coping?

- Behavioural approaches  reduce demands of stressful situation e.g. distribute intense workload over a period of time

Cognitive approaches – expand resources to deal with it e.g. if mobility a problem, buy a motorised wheelchair

9

Identify 5 outcomes of successful coping

- Tolerating or adjusting to negative events or realities

- Reducing threats

- Enhancing prospects of recovery

- Maintaining a positive self-image

- Maintaining emotional equilibrium