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Sick Role

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SUBJECT| PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES |
SUBJECT CODE| ABCPX4B|
TOPIC| AS A NURSE THE PATIENT ASSUMING A SICK ROLE IS A CHALLENGE FOR YOUR EXPRESSIVE AND INSTRUMENTAL ROLE. VERIFY OR DISPUTE THIS CLAIM.| DUE DATE| 3 SEPTEMBER 2012|
LECTURER| DR. M.PINKOANE|

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. INTRODUCTION| 3|
2. BODY2.1 THE IDENTICAL PHASE2.2 EXPRESSIVE ROLE OF A NURSE2.3 THE INSTRUMENTAL ROLE2.4 CONFLICT IN SICK ROLE| 4455| 3. CONCLUSION| 7|
4. REFERENCE| 7|

1. INTRODUCTION
The patient and nurse meet as two strangers. The patent/family have a need for help therefore professional assistance is needed and the nurse in this phase needs to assist the patient and family in healing what’s happening with or to the patient. It’s important that the nurse works together with the patient in analyzing the situations so that the can clarify and recognize the condition.

2. BODY
2.1 The identical phase
The patient reacts or responds selectively to people who can meet his or her needs so each patient responds differently to the sick role. The patient might actively need the nurse out or wait until the nurse professional seeks him/her out so the patient response is three folded so she may participate with and be independent with the nurses (ii) be autonomous and independent from the nurse (iii) be passive and dependant on the nurse. Throughout the identification phase, both the patient and nurse must clarify each other’s perceptions and expectations, post experiences of both the patient and nurse will have a bearing on what their expectations will be during this interpersonal process. The initial attitude of the patient and nurse are important in building a working relationship for identifying the problem and deciding on the appropriate assistance. (PEPLAUI’S PHASES IN NURSING) 2.2 Expressive role of a nurse

During the illness role, the patients may make more demands than when they were seriously ill. They...