Annual Examination and the Overly Anxious Patient
2015 NAFC Charitable Health Care Symposium
Palm Springs, California
MA Healthcare Ltd.
Place of Publication
Varying degrees of nervousness may be found in patients presenting for gynecologic examination. It is the clinician's role to distinguish typical (expected) anxiety from that which is considered excessive. Extreme stress reactions may occur from a variety of reasons including prior sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or intimate partner violence. Approach to care delivery is critical for establishing a trusting relationship. Case study format will be used to discuss stress-reducing techniques during annual examinations.
anxiety, annual examination, nervousness
Janette S. Jones (2015).
Annual Examination and the Overly Anxious Patient. 2015 NAFC Charitable Health Care Symposium.24 (8), 403-406. London, England: MA Healthcare Ltd..Presented at 2015 NAFC Charitable Health Care Symposium, Palm Springs, California.