1-22. FACTORS INFLUENCING WHETHER A PERSON WILL SEEK OR AVOID
Some of the factors that influence a person seeking or avoiding professional help
a. The degree and extent of symptom distress.
b. Expectation of return to health if treatment is instituted.
c. Fear of diagnostic and treatment procedures.
d. Fear of discovery of serious illness.
e. The self-concept that one is always healthy.
1-23. FACTORS CAUSING STRESS IN THE HOSPITAL
Some of the factors that cause stress in the hospital are:
a. Unfamiliarity of surroundings.
Having strangers sleep in the same room.
Having to eat cold or tasteless food.
Being awakened in the night by the nurse.
b. Loss of independence.
Having to eat at different times than usual.
Having to wear a hospital gown.
Not having the call light answered.
c. Separation from spouse.
d. Separation from family.
e. Financial problems.