Seven steps to help patients overcome a ‘fear of finding out’
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Seven steps to help patients overcome a ‘fear of finding out’

Angel Chater Reader in health psychology and behaviour change, University of Bedfordshire

Health psychologist Angel Chater explains the techniques that can help nurses to connect with patients who seem ambivalent about accessing healthcare, even when they may have potentially serious conditions

Have you ever come across a patient who seems disengaged with their health – in particular, reticent about seeking treatment or acting on clinical advice? If you have, you are not alone.

Nursing Standard. 33, 1, 24-25. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.1.24.s12

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