Teaching Healthy Anger Management

Professor and Director, PhD Program, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee.
Perspectives In Psychiatric Care (Impact Factor: 0.65). 03/2001; 37(2):41 - 48. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2001.tb00617.x


TOPIC. Teaching anger management in the community.
PURPOSE. To describe anger management and offer guidelines for assessing potential participants and teaching healthy behaviors.
SOURCES. Drawing from the literature, more than 10 years of quantitative and qualitative studies by our research team, and 5 years of experience in conducting anger management groups, the author presents basic principles of teaching anger management. A model is described for a 4-week group for women.
CONCLUSIONS. Anger management has wide applicability to a variety of constituencies for both primary and secondary prevention. Advanced practice psychiatric nurses are well-qualified to provide this psychoeducational intervention.

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    • "A review of the literature reveals that for at least two decades anger management strategies have proven efficacy for a majority of individuals, including informal and formal caregivers in and out of the healthcare settings (Davidson, MacGregor, Stuhr, Dixon & Maclean, 2000; Gerlock, 1994; Rossiter, Hunnisett & Pulsford, 1998; Uomoto & Brockway, 1992; Willner, Brace & Phillips, 2005). Of note, some anger management strategies are contraindicated or ineffective for some individuals suffering from paranoia, acute psychosis, severe personality disorders , and persons in treatment for physical or sexual abuse (Thomas, 2001). However, in rehabilitation settings , informal (unpaid family members and friends) and formal (paid staff) caregivers who are at risk for or who are prone to angry emotions could benefit from anger management based on Choice Theory, resulting in improved mental and physical health. "
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