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Chronic Sorrow Presentation Prezi

Theory of Chronic Sorrow for Nurses
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Donna Kay Langan

on 20 August 2015

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Transcript of Chronic Sorrow Presentation Prezi

At Risk
Caregivers Need Care Also
Looking and Really Hearing
What is Chronic Sorrow?
Who does it affect?
Understanding The Circle of Chronic Sorrow
Ask yourself...
Is this grieving or chronic sorrow?
Chronic Sorrow
History
Chronic Sorrow: "The State in which a person experiences, or is at risk of experiencing, permanent sadness, variable in intensity, in response to loss of a loved one, or a loved one forever changed by an event or condition , and the ongoing losses of normality. " (Teel, 1991)
Chronic Sorrow
The Foundation
1962 Olchansky
In 1989, nursing theorists Georgene Eakes, Mary Lerman Burke, Margaret Hainsworth and Carolyn Lindgren established the Nursing Consortium for Research on Chronic Sorrow (NCRCS) to jointly study chronic sorrow.
1991 Teel concept analysis
1998 Chronic sorrow was documented as a middle-range theory
2003 NANDA 41 Years!
All individuals
Parents
Spouses
Partners
"How are you?"
Observe & Hear

Empathy
Not Pity

Active Listening
"How do you cope?"
Encourage the sharing of feelings, include lost dreams, expectations and hope.

Identify Internal and External Coping Methods
Assist to identify Milestones (Triggers)
Have a Plan of Action
Find Support and Seek out Resources

Stress the importance of maintaining relationships.
Coping Methods
Triggers
Presented by:
Donna Kay Langan, RN
Clinical Nurse Manager
Interim Director of Nursing

Internal -
How do you cope?
Talking
Journaling
Seeking others
Hobbies
Exercise/Activity
External -
What the Professionals
may suggest...
Coping Methods
Support Groups
Dietary, Emotional Support
Professional Counseling
Pharmaceuticals
Triggers
Coping
Internal
External
Effective
Non-Effective
Triggers
Triggers
Life
Life

Dates
Senses
Milestones
Holidays
Loss of Normalcy
“The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.” – Florence Nightingale
School Nurses
Special
Needs
Families
Nurses
Couples
Military
Chronic Illness
Maladaptive Coping Methods
Isolation
Anger, Depression
and Self Injury
Abnormal Behaviors
Addictions
Hoarding
Shopping
Eating
Sex
Substance
Abuse
Special thanks to Susan Roos
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