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A signed and witnessed document providing specific instructions for health care treatments in the event that a person is unable to make those decision
To expect, await or prepare oneself for the loss of a family member or significant other
Durable Power of Attorney
A signed and dated document that must be motarized and which gives one or more individuals the ability to make decisions on behalf of a person
an action deliberately taken with the purpose of shortening life to end suffering or carry out the wishes of a terminally ill patient
Concept of loss and grief
when someting or someon can no longer be seen, felt, heard, known or experienced
Seven factors that influence the experience of loss
childhood experiences, significance assigned tot he loss, physical and emotional state, accumulated loss experience, view of loss as crisis, duration and timing, abruptness or suddenness
How does physical and social aspects of human functioning influence the grieving process
sleeping patterns, body image, activities, mobility, general health, supporting family and help with care if wanted too
Situational loss can be defined as
a loss occurring suddenly in response to a specific external event
A sign, symptom or behavior associated with dysfunctional grieving is
acquisition of symptoms belonging to the last ilness of the deceased
Martocchhio's manifestations of grief or survivors reaction
shock and disbelief, yearning and protest, anguish, disorganization and despair, identification in bereavement, reorganization and restitution
How does nurses cope with grief when they deal with their dying patients
self-care, mourn their losses, take breaks, trade off patients
What are some techniques that nurses may use to assist patients to say good-bye
provide a private, comfortable environment. Have nurse in room
Examples of fraudulent methods of treatment that may be offered to the dying patient/family
any treatment that does not offer the patient informed consent
The uniform antomical gift act
stipulates physicians who certify death shall not be involved in removal or transpant of organs
What assessment does nurses do for the grieving and dying
physical, emotional, intellectual, sociocultural and spiritual
Priority needs of the dying patient
control of pain, preservation of dignity and self-worth and love and affection
The order to take care of a patient that has passed
wash hands and don gloves, close patient's eyes and mouth, remove all tubings and other devices, put patient in supine position, bathe patient and allow family to view body
You are better prepared to take care of a patient when dying when
you have resolved the matter of ur own mortality
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