Crisis counseling: Be prepared to intervene
Helen Michalopoulos RN, MSN, PhD
Antigone Michalopoulos RN, MSN, PhD

September 2009 
Volume 39  Number 9
Pages 47 - 50
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Michalopoulos, Helen RN, MSN, PhD; Michalopoulos, Antigone RN, MSN, PhD

Issue: Volume 39(9), September 2009, p 47–50 Publication Type: [Feature] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Helen Michalopoulos is a nursing instructor at the Technical Vocational Educational School in Patras, Greece, and Antigone Michalopoulos is the head nurse of the emergency department at the University Hospital of Patras. The authors are also part-time nursing instructors at the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. When facing an emotionally overwhelming crisis, patients need to discuss their feelings so that they can sort out their own solutions. Here's how to help them. Figure. No caption available.

DURING ANY CRISIS, especially one involving a serious illness or death, patients and their families may become overwhelmed by fear, anger, and other powerful feelings. Crisis intervention is a form of counseling that can help them cope until they regain a sense of control over ...

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