Oncology Nursing Case Study

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Case Study with Debbie
Karishma Ahmed
University of St. Thomas Debbie, a 60 year old Caucasian oncology nurse, has presented herself for treatment due to the recommendation of her brother as she was having trouble managing her life. Debbie is one of six children whose father passed away 15 years ago and mother lives in a nursing home. Debbie’s primary care taker was her older sister since her father was in the Navy and gone for months at a time. Her mother, suffering from bipolar disorder, would disappear without notice at times and frequently hospitalized during other times. In her current situation, she mostly receives social support from her brother and younger sister and does not express that she has any close knit of friends.
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Analytic theory asserts that a person’s fantasies are what drives their mental aspects and outermost experiences, including their relationships with other people. This theory turns on the fact that a person’s past, such as their childhood, has much to do with their behavioral functions in the present. The Analytic approach uses a strategy where the person in distress talks until their suppressed emotions come out. After conducting research, both Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer concluded that “hysterical symptoms were the result of suppressed emotions that had been cut off at the time of the trauma, and that these emotions expressed themselves in the form of physical symptoms” (Safran, J. D. & Kriss, A., 2014, p. 25). The Analytic theory is more of a direct approach. It forces patients to get in the depths of their trauma in order to release the emotions affiliated with it. A concept under the Analytic theory is developmental arrest models. Developmental arrest models show that when the primary caretaker in a child’s life fails to give a healthy, happy environment and upbringing, this in turn can cause psychological problems in his or her later …show more content…
The therapy approach focuses on the idea that “the human being is a person” disregarding any main emphasis on age, gender, social role, ethnicity, or race as a concern (Raskin, N.J., Rogers, C.R. & Witty, M.C., 2014, p. 96). Client centered therapy also has a high regard for empathy. It believes that having true sincerity that the client can feel from their therapist will produce positive results in the client. Empathy encourages the therapist to have a positive regard for the client, understanding and accepting the client, as well as communicating with expressive behavior towards the client. Client Centered therapy is the strategy that when the client is heard, accepted and given positive feedback, the client is more likely to open up and be honest. Keeping away from a harsh, judgmental atmosphere will invigorate them to explore who they really are and why. When they receive positive affirmation from their therapist and truly feel accepted for who they are, this in turn grows their self esteem and confirms who they are as an individual. With the growth of self esteem, the client’s idea of what others think of him or her decreases and takes away the outside world having the power to control the client’s self worth (Raskin, N.J. et al., 2014, pp.

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