Process of developing awareness of impeding death.
2. Developing Awareness (Yearning, Protest, Anguish, Despair; Confrontation)
a. Reality of the loss permeates consciousness.
b. Intense sadness & longing.
c. ANGER, GUILT, DEPRESSION
1) Anger-- at patient, family member, doctor, nurse!
2) Guilt --"Why didn't I do more?"
3) Depression, despair -- after rage is exhausted. "I
felt like World War 3 had happened, & I was the only one who experienced it."