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POST MORTEM CARE-The care provided to a patient immediately afterdeath.“Death is the golden key that opens the palace ofeternity.”– John Milton“Nothing in life is promised except death.”– KanyeWest“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”Hans Christian Andersen“Life is a brief intermission, between birth anddeath,enjoy it.”– M.K. Soni“Every human being is under construction fromconception to death.”– Billy Graham“Death is better than slavery.”– Harriet Ann Jacobs“If a man has not discovered something that he willdie for, he isn’t fit to live.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.“Inactivity is death.”– Benito Mussolini“If we don’t know life, how can we know death?”Confucius“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the nextmorning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”– MahatmaGandhi“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. Aman who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”Mark Twain“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and ingloriousis to die daily.”– Napoleon Bonaparte“If there wasn’t death, I think you couldn’t go on.”Stevie Smith“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life wellspent brings happy death.”– Leonardo da Vinci-Post Mortem Care is one of the most difficultthings to do as a caregiver.-It is something no one enjoys doing but, it issomething that must be done after a patient passesaway.-First of all, it should be noted that even though apatient has passed away, they should be stilltreated with respect.-This is especially true around family membersand loved ones. This is definitely not the time tostick with strictly business and not show anycompassion and understanding.-The family and loved ones may have customs thatyou are unfamiliar with; there are many differentcultures backgrounds, and religious beliefs.-They may mourn differently, or do things thatseems strange to you but, do not, in anycircumstances, interrupt them during theirpractices. The only exceptions could be if theyare disturbing or causing harm to others.PURPOSES OF POST-MORTEM CARE-Serves several purposes including:1.Preparing the patient for viewing by family.

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