Week 5 DQ 2 - Being that we have such a large family and my...

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Being that we have such a large family and my wife works in the healthcare field, I have either seen or heard all of these mechanisms at one time or another. Below I will discuss a few; Denial – My wife works with many sick patients who have dementia and many of the families are in complete denial about their loved ones sickness. She has seen how some of them say oh this is just temporary, they’re just having a bad day, or it must be a UTI (urinary tract infection causing them to act this way. The reality is that once they have dementia they are not going to suddenly have a reversal and remember everything the way they did when they were 30 years old. An advantage to denial is that the patient’s family is not accepting their disease, therefore they continue to fight it; in other words, they do not give up. A disadvantage is that because they are in denial they refuse to accept their loved ones are no longer capable of caring for themselves, which could be very harmful to them if they were to be left unattended. Repression
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Week 5 DQ 2 - Being that we have such a large family and my...

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