When your patient uses denial. Article

Davidhizar, R, Poole, V, Giger, JN et al. (1998). When your patient uses denial. . 48(2), 10-14.

cited authors

  • Davidhizar, R; Poole, V; Giger, JN; Henderson, M


  • There are may factors to consider when denial is encountered in a patient situation. Denial is a simple concept but is complicated by ego-maintaining mechanisms that denial may produce. It is important to evaluate each individual situation in order to identify suitable approaches for the situation. Denial may not be something that the nurse should take away since it can serve an important balancing function between depression and wellness.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998

start page

  • 10

end page

  • 14


  • 48


  • 2