Settings for Crisis Coach Interventions

In hospital settings;

Grief coaches and crisis coaches work in many settings in which they see people in crisis. Hospitalizations are often stressful for patients and their families and are precipitating causes of crises. The patient who becomes demanding or withdrawn or the spouse who becomes bothersome to the nursing staff is a possible candidate for crisis intervention. The diagnosis of an illness, the limitations imposed on activities and change in body image because of surgery can all be threats that may precipitate a situational crisis. Simply the stress of being dependent on nurses for care can precipitate a crisis for the hospitalized patients.Nurses who work in obstetric, paediatric, geriatric or adolescent settings often observe patients or family members undergoing maturational crisis. The anxious new mother, the acting-out adolescent, and the newly retired depressed patient are all possible candidates for crisis therapy. If physical illness is an added stress during maturational turning points, the patient is at an even greater risk.Nurses itself may undergo crisis in their work settings. Increased work load, disharmony between colleagues, in appropriate behaviour of patients and relatives, humiliation from authorities, accidental mistakes, etc. may lead to crisis for nurses if effective coping mechanisms not adopted. So the nurses must be aware about these things and should be practicing proper coping mechanisms. It help them, identify, if any of their colleagues or patients undergo crisis and to intervene that.

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