Therapeutic Communication Jane Vuong

2611 WordsMay 24, 201511 Pages
Therapeutic Communication Jane Vuong, a 24 year old Vietnamese undergraduate student was admitted into the hospital Emergency Department presenting with anxiety, difficulty speaking, breathing and dusky lips following severe chest tightness during an exercise session at the local martial arts school. On examination she had a wheezing sound when breathing. She has no history of asthma but says she has some allergies which she treats with herbs. Her colleague who brought her to the emergency room also claims that Jane has recently had difficulty breathing while taking the stairs up to the martial arts studio and she no longer rides her bicycle to the studio. Jane is in her second year at the local University where she is studying cellular…show more content…
It is not that Vietnamese mothers are unconcern about their infant; it is that she is safeguarding him or her from what she perceives as perilous influences. Jane appears to be fixated at the phallic stage evidenced by her overly promiscuous nature which has contributed to her contracting Hepatitis B. Often, fixation at this stage is an indicator of low self-esteem. In Freud’s theory the Ego mediates over the id, superego and the external world. Its task is to find a balance between primitive drives, morals, and reality while satisfying the id and superego. The weaker the Ego is the more infantile and impulsive the behavior its owner, the more distorted his or her perception of self and reality. Rationalizing is substituting a plausible and acceptable rationale for the unacceptable feeling. Jane holds some egocentric thought characteristics-feeling of invincibility- that is impacting her behavior while in college as a young adult. These feelings of invulnerability frequently lead to risk taking behavior. In his hierarchy of needs theory, Maslow explains that all human beings requires a sense of belonging, and being accepted among their social groupings including religious groups, clubs, co-workers, professional organizations, sports teams and other companies. This may explain why Jane attends the local bar to meet with friends and partners and works part-time at the college laboratory to acquire extra cash. Maslow
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