Learning Objectives

  • Recognize nonverbal cues for physical and/or psychological stressors
  • Provide patient education on stress management techniques
  • Promote adaptive coping strategies
  • Recognize the use of defense mechanisms
  • Recognize a client in crisis
  • Describe crisis intervention

Nurses support the emotional, mental, and social well-being of all clients experiencing stressful events and those with acute and chronic mental illnesses.[1] This chapter will review stressors, stress management, coping strategies, defense mechanisms, and crisis intervention.

  1. NCSBN. (n.d.). Test plans. https://www.ncsbn.org/testplans.htm


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