KNH329EXAM4! - 4/21/11 IV. Stages of Death and Dying a....

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4/21/11 IV. Stages of Death and Dying a. Kubler-Ross (1969) 1. Denial –“not me” 2. Anger—“Why me? 3. Bargaining—“Yes me, but…” 4. Depression a. Reactive depression—responding to past and present losses b. Preparatory depression—silent, anticipates the losses yet to come 5. Acceptance b. How old do you plan to live? Why that number? c. The important lessons from this approach a. Those who are coping with dying are still alive and often have unfinished needs that they want to address. b. We cannot be or become effective providers of care unless we listen actively to those who are coping with dying and identify with them their own needs. c. We need to learn from those who are dying and coping with dying in order to come to know ourselves better (as limited, vulnerable, finite, and mortal, but also resilient, adaptable, interdependent, and lovable). d. People have criticized Kubler-Ross a. Existence of stages has not been demonstrated b. No evidence has been provided to suggest that people do move from
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course KNH 329 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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KNH329EXAM4! - 4/21/11 IV. Stages of Death and Dying a....

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