We were told to find out what it is, but no one in my class has been able to find ANY information on it. I've looked for hours and haven't found the term mentioned even once.
All we were told is that it has something to do with psychiatric/mental health nurses.
I'm exhausted, have a headache and am nearly in tears. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Nov 15, '06
Somehow my reply got posted twice. Disregard and read on......Cheers!
Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Nov 15, '06
Nov 16, '06
i'm wondering if it's a "joke" that he's asking you to look that up...here is what i found on dictionary.com for the definition of "intern"
1.a resident member of the medical staff of a hospital, usually a recent medical school graduate serving under supervision.
. student teacher.
3.a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally.
–verb (used without object)
4.to be or perform the duties of an intern
this is what i found for the definition of "neurosis"
any of various mental or emotional disorders, such as hypochondria or neurasthenia, arising from no apparent organic lesion or change and involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears, but without psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. no longer in scientific use.
here is my conclusion:
i know there is a normal "condition" that applies to nurses/medical students/psychologists that read about diseases and/or conditions and as they are reading, they suddenly "feel" that they have the disease or condition. i do know this is a trick of the human mind and perfectly normal.
are you a new nursing student by chance? i'm wondering if this is why he is having everyone look the term up.
let me know if i'm right!
i think this may be your first 'critical thinking' test...as you have to gather from your own interpretation for this term, as no such definition, per se, exists.
Last edit by BSNtobe2009 on Nov 16, '06