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Loss, Grieving, and DeathRizza G. Francisco, RN, MN
Learning OutcomesDefine loss, grief, bereavement and mourning.Discuss the different responses to griefDiscuss Kübler-Ross’s Stages of Grievingand the nursingimplications.Explain the factors affecting a grief response.List clinical signs of impending and actual death.Describe the process of helping clients die with dignity.Describe nursing measures for care of the body after death.
LossandGrief
Lossanactualorpotentialsituationinwhichsomething that is valuedis changed or no longeravailableDeatha loss both for the dying person and for thosewho survive.
Griefthe total response to the emotional experience related toloss.Bereavementthe subjectiveresponse experienced by the surviving lovedonesMourningthe behavioral process through which grief is eventuallyresolved oraltered; it is often influenced by culture, spiritualbeliefs, and custom.
What are thedifferentresponses togrief?

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