crisis intervention


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intervention

 [in″ter-ven´shun]
interposition or interference in the affairs of another to accomplish a goal or end; see also implementation.
crisis intervention
1. counseling or psychotherapy for patients in a life crisis that is directed at supporting the patient through the crisis and helping the patient cope with the stressful event that precipitated it.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the pre-crisis state.
nursing intervention an action for which nurses are responsible that is intended to benefit a patient or client.
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) the management of coronary artery occlusion by any of various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, angioplasty using the excimer laser, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
intervention (omaha) in the omaha system, an action or activity undertaken to address a specific client problem and to improve, maintain, or restore health or to prevent illness. See also intervention scheme.

cri·sis in·ter·ven·tion

a psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.

crisis intervention1

(in psychiatry) a short-term intense therapy that emphasizes identification of the event that triggered the emotional trauma. Focus is on neutralizing the trauma and mobilizing coping skills.

crisis intervention2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the precrisis state. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

crisis intervention

Psychiatry The counseling of a person suffering from a stressful life event–eg, AIDS, cancer, death, divorce, by providing mental and moral support. See Hotline.

cri·sis in·ter·ven·tion

(krīsis intĕr-venshŭn)
A psychotherapeutic technique directed at counseling at the time of an acute life crisis and limited in aim to helping resolve the crisis.
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Third, most aspects of psychological crisis intervention were considered when developing the survey items.
These differences are likely due to the way developers envision the crisis intervention process enfolding.
Participants described participation in crisis intervention courses, crisis-oriented workshops, and clock hours dedicated to crisis topics in courses that were not focused on crisis intervention.
Crisis intervention is intended to stabilize, reduce perceived helplessness and vulnerability, and cocreate new coping skills (Roberts, 2002).
There's no way to know for certain if better crisis intervention training might have made a difference on that tragic night last fall when Ryan Salisbury, suffering from bipolar disorder and experiencing a psychotic episode, was fatally shot while walking toward officers with a kitchen knife.
Although many EA professionals have developed advanced skills in providing crisis intervention services, a much smaller subset of professionals has the skills necessary to provide crisis management.
The success of developing rapport and trust between people of different cultures requires a look at a number of assumptions the intervener and victim bring into the crisis intervention, and these assumptions may vary across cultural groups (Pederson, 1987).
The basic focus of a crisis intervention communication approach is to demonstrate empathy to establish some type of basic trust relationship and to move the subject out of the overly emotional state to a more rational one by allowing the person to vent his emotions.
Providing crisis intervention in rural schools poses challenges related to lack of financial resources, community resources, and trained personnel; isolation of rural schools; and long distances between school and students' homes.
Our need for preparation in crisis intervention has been critically underlined by current events, and the authors present school counselors' views on priority topics in crisis intervention.
It will offer bioethics education and crisis intervention free to the community.

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