wk 8 mh notes - 30 days after a death there is a lot of...

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Rn will do the initial assessment when dr. determines pt has a terminal illness When we are taking care of someone who is dying we have to listen to their concerns, also assess for spiritual issues by conversation, meaning and purpose Symptom management has to be negotiated and balanced Nurses have to do good self-care when dealing with people who are dying The four gifs of resolving relationships- forgiveness, love, gratitude, farewell Grief- the reaction to the loss Bereavement- period of grieving following a death Mourning- things people do to cope with grief Two kinds of stress that occur with grief- loss oriented stressors and restoration oriented Our own stage of development is how we express grief
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Unformatted text preview: 30 days after a death there is a lot of attention from everyone after that it tapers off around the 2 nd year the person becomes depressed The tasks of mourning- accept the reality of the loss, What are the signs of complicated …. Chronic grief- more than 6 months, delayed grief stating later, Signs of depression- worthlessness, hopelessness, loss of selfesteem , feeling of not wanting to live Stages of grieving- bombshell, numbness, protest, yearning, disorganization, reorganization Disenfranchised grief- loss of a patient to a healthcare worker, abortion or miscarriage, divorced partners , pets, loss of a significant others function...
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