Nursing diagnosis – DEFENSIVE COPING

ShareDEFENSIVE  COPING DEFINITION Repeated projection of falsely positive self-evaluation based on a self-protective pattern that defends against underlying perceived threats to positive self-regard DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Denial of obvious problems • Projection of blame • Denial of obvious weaknesses • Projection of responsibility • Difficulty establishing • Rationalization of failures relationships • Ridicule of others [...]