HLT306V psychosocial factors discussion questions

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HLT 306V class

  1. Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the health care professional and the effect those factors could have on patient education.
  2. Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the patient and the effect those factors could have on patient education.
  3. Explain what is meant by personality styles and give examples of approaches that could be used to help the patient. Include self-perception as a factor.
  4. List the steps in adjustment to illness and how the patient copes with each step.
  5. Explain the health professional's role in teaching the patient at different life stages.
  6. Define the role of the family in patient education.
  7. How might the family influence the compliance of the patient and what measures can the health care professional use in communication with the family?

Tutor Answer

School: New York University


1. As with patients, psychosocial factors will have an impact on the interactions that the
healthcare professional has with the patient. In a hospital setting, for instance, long shifts
and short amounts of sleep can cause the healthcare professional to find themselves
stressed. This, in turn, might cause the individual to not be clear or exploratory enough in
their education process. On the flip side, healthcare professionals who have their needs met
will be more willing and more careful in their communications.
2. Different patients Will have different approaches to learning that they are ill. Depending on
their personality, their cultural background, or their knowledge, patients will react in various
manners. For example, an individual might refuse certain treatment...

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