Care recipient (cr) is a hypochrondiac

Try: Offer unconditional positive regard focused on the dignity and uniqueness of cr away from his or her health concerns give cr a simple time limit to discuss health concerns for example i will listen to you tell me about your hip pain for five minutes and then we will talk about __ provide supportive feedback in a 360 way ask for opinions of other individuals in cr cr’s life find out if cr only talks about his or her illness or if there are other topics of conversations are the cr cr’s health concerns overstated and inflated encourage other individuals in cr cr’s life to redirect some of the conversations away from health issues to other topics

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Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Imaginary illness imaginary symptoms imaginary pain neurotic hypochondriacs

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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