Chapter 12 Geriatrics
Terms in this set (23)
What is the definition of a role?
Socially accepted behavior pattern
The status of any role is based on ??
What is the definition of a homogenous society?
One in which all members share a common historical and cultural experience.
An older adults successful adjustment to retirement depends on if he/she has?
Any other roles or relationships
What are the phases of grief?
Shock and numbness
search and yearning
How long does shock and numbness last?
First 2 weeks
How long does search and yearning last?
2 weeks to 4 months
How long does disorientation last?
4 to 7 months
How long does reorganization last?
Up to 18 to 24 months
What are the feelings associated with shock and numbness?
Disbelief, denial, anger, guilt
What are the behaviors associated with shock and numbness?
Crying, searching, sighing, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, limited concentration, muscle weakness, inability to make decisions, emotional outbursts
What are the feelings associated with search and yearning?
Despair, apathy, depression, anger, guilt, hopelessness, self-doubt
What are the behaviors associated with search and yearning?
Restlessness, poor memory, impatience, lack of concentration, crying, social isolation, loss of energy.
What are the feelings associated with disorientation?
Depression, guilt, disorganization
What are the behaviors associated with disorientation?
Resistance to seeking help or reaching out to others, trying to live as if nothing happened, restlessness, irritability
What are the feelings associated with reorganization?
Sense of release, decrease sense of obsession with loss, renewed hope and optimism
What are the behaviors associated with reorganization?
Renewed energy, reorganization of eating and sleeping habits, improved judgment, renewed interest in activities and goals for the future.
What is a roleless role?
Roles that gave you meaning to life are gone
The nurse revognizes the bereaved widow has entered the searching and yearning stage of grief when she exhibits what?
Despair, depression, anger, guilt, self-doubt
When a home health nurse suggests a grief resolution group to an older adult who lost her husband 6 months ago and the older adult furiously states, "I don't want or need any help, I want my husband back," the nurse recognizes this behavior as being a characteristic of the grief stage of what?
A sense of despair and depression 1 year after a death exhibits behavior characteristics of ?
The home health nurse helps the grieving widow to start grief resolution by?
Verbalizing her grief
Nurses find dealing with grieving persons difficult because nurses?
Avoid discussing grief
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