Chapter 17 Guided notes

Chapter 17 Guided notes - Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 17...

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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 17 Guided Notes Death and Dying I. Thanatology   study of death and dying a. The Mortality Revolution i. II. What is death?  a. Biological Definitions of Death  i. Functional death  ii. Total Brain Death III. Causes of Death a. Leading causes of death 1
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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 17 Guided Notes b. Different common causes for different aged adults c. Common causes change with changes in population IV. Deciding when to die… a. Dying is often a long process i. Mentally competent to make decisions ii. Persistent vegetative state (PVS) b. Advance directives i. Living will c. Advance directives i. Power of attorney document specifying another person to make emergency decisions about health care and/or finances ii. Do not resuscitate (DNR) Written order that no life-saving measures should not be taken for cardiac or respiratory arrest 2
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