The problems with which a person approaches a doctor or the reason they attribute for their health related problems reveal more of a person’s ego integrity. Understanding the ego integrity is very essential for providing complete and total relief to a person through treatment and medication. A certified nursing assistant, or a registered nurse, should be able to identify the problems of ego integrity as part of the assessment of the patient.
The medical terms related to ego integrity are as follows:
- Impaired adjustment
- Disturbed body image
- Decisional conflict
- Ineffective denial
If a person experiences difficulty or is unable to modify his behavior or lifestyle that is in line with the forced or unexpected change in his health status, then that patient is said to be suffering from the problem of impaired adjustment.
If a person experiences some sort of vague or an uneasy feeling, not sure what actually the reason for such a feeling is, then he or she might be a victim of anxiety.
If a person has a peculiar feeling or some sort of disruption in the way he or she perceives his or her own physical appearance, then he or she might be suffering from disturbed body image.
A person is said to be suffering from decisional conflict if he or she is quite uncertain about the likely course of action that should have been taken when provided with a range of choices that challenge one’s personal life values and or involves considerable amount of risk or loss.
If a person, knowingly or unknowingly, makes an attempt to deny any responsibility for knowledge or meaning of an event primarily with the intention of reducing fear or anxiety to the detriment of his or her own health, then he or she is suffering from a syndrome of ineffective denial. This type of activity can be seen among people arrested in connection with any malpractice by the cops.