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The nurse's dilemma
Author(s)D Sellman
Journal titleNursing Times, 2 December 1976
Pagespp 1894-1895
KeywordsHypochondria ; In-patients.
AnnotationWhat should the nurse's attitude be towards an older patient who wants to be ill? Insistence that the patient is not ill is to deny the psychiatric abnormality which makes her say she is. But tolerance of her belief is unlikely to help her improve. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930714121 A
ClassmarkENS: LF7 *

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