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Anxiety In The MDT

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The MDT would also have to consider psychosocial factors. One major psychological factor would be anxiety. Anxiety can have an effect on the respiratory system and can contribute to hyperventilation (Kelly, 2014). Some things nursing staff could do to counteract this is to give the patient reassurance. A way they can do this is exploring the patient's ideas, concerns and expectations. It is important to make sure the patient is able to convey their fears. Another way to decrease anxiety is to summarise all stages of care and explain what’s happening e.g. taking a blood pressure or placing a cannula (Kular, 2014). One reason for an increase in anxiety might be because he cannot communicate because of his breathlessness. This is why it is recommended
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