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Unformatted text preview: p 278 paragraph 1). In Gerrys situation it is imperative both Gerry and his wife are psychologically prepared for Gerrys procedure. Psychological preparation methods are designed to provide people with one or more types of control (Sarafino, 2006). Gerrys coping style has been identified as the cognitive process of blaming his condition on working to hard over the years. Successful methods to psychologically prepare Gerry and his wife for his procedure are cognitive control and informational control. Cognitive control will educate both Gerry and his wife on how to focus on the benefits of the cardiac catherization and not its unpleasant aspects (Sarafin, 2006). Informational control will provide Gerry and his wife knowledge regarding the events and/or sensations during or after the medical procedure....
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