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Stress Management Phyllis M. Connolly PhD, RN, CS
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Stress A person-environment interaction Sources Biophysical Chemical Psychosocial Cultural
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External stimuli Emotional feelings Peripheral physiological changes Central nervous system arousal Internal stimuli Genetic equip Past experience Stress Individual perception of stressor- conscious or unconscious Stress
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Sources of Stress Heat-cold noise radiation exhaustion physical inactivity alcohol nicotine caffeine
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More Stress Anger Frustration Hostility hopelessness Unrealistic expectations Work Pressures
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Responses to Stress Demanding situation--stressor Internal state Tension Anxiety Strains
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Anxiety Normal--response to a threat to one’s safety, well-being, or self-concept Charateristics Appropriate to the threat Anxiety can be relieved Can cope either alone or with some support Problem solving slow but still usable
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