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HCA250copingstylesand psychologicalpreparation
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64-year-old Gerry has a problem focused approached to his coping style (Sarafino, 2006). Gerry responded to his signs and symptoms rather promptly by taking direct action and seeing his medical provider. In addition, in doing this he shows signs of seeking assistance and information from his provider. Gerry also displays logical analysis as he attempts to connect his illness to a cause by examining the effect of over work throughout the years (Sarafino, 2006). While there seems to be some emotional response to his coping evidenced by his failure to inform his wife of the problem I feel this is done out of genuine care and concern for her fragile state resulting from the passing of her father. Overall, Gerry’s coping style would be defined by those who use attention strategies to approach health issues (Sarafino, 2006).

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