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Hello, Everyone. I'm a new grad (but older person -- ha, ha) working in an oncology unit. I absolutely love it. We have a patient with brain mets who is getting mean. (I'm over simplifying, of course.) What sort of interventions -- nursing, medical -- do you use to help in this type of situation? Thanks. I love learning new things, especially to help patients.

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with my very limited experience on oncology floors (i'm also a new grad), I found that what works best for me is to remain calm, not take it personally and maintain good eye contact with a calm tone of voice. I'm not sure what type of behaviour he's displaying, but constant reassurance that you're there to help might also do the trick

Best of Luck

pumiky

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sedatives and/or antipsychotics are the meds of choice.

understanding and accepting the pathology of the metastatic process, is the intervention of choice, i.e., not taking any of it personally-no matter how undesirable the behavior.

the goal is always to get the pts in a less distressful place.

leslie

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