lecture 18- death and dying

lecture 18- death and dying - Death and Dying Nursing 310...

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Death and Dying Nursing 310 Unit VII Lecture 18 By Veronica Garcia Walker MSN, RN, Certified Nurse Administrator-BC With special thanks to Jan Fox RNC, MSN And Stella Logan MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
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Stages of the death experience and the role of the health professional. Stage I: Prior to death Information sharing Who tells the patient? The family? Guidelines for giving information Consider patient’s readiness Consider language/ vocabulary
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Stage I: Prior to death Stages of “normal” grief Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance
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Stage I: Prior to death Stages of “normal” grief Denial: Unconscious avoidance of seriousness of the illness. “Not me” stage. “This can’t be me!!” “It’s like a movie and I am in it.”
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Prior to death Stages of “normal” grief Anger —”Why me?”--This stage is now being acted out in an angry manner. Anger can be directed toward God, spouse,
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