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A series of intense psychological and physical responses occuring after a loss
Any situation, either potential, actual or perceived wherein a valued object or person is changed or is not accessible to the individual is
A child is lost in the woods is an example of what loss?
A diabetic client is faced with having a foot amputated is an example of what loss?
When a person is not selected for a job the ________loss is income, and the _________loss is self-esteem.
The four major categories of loss are loss of?
- Loss of significant other
- Loss of aspects of self
- Loss of external objects
- Loss of a familiar environment
A toddler who loses a bottle after learning to drink from a glass is
Takes place in response to external events generally beyond the individual's control, such as losing a job when a company is bankrupt is an example of
Losing a loved one
Moving to a different area
Are examples of
Loss of significant other
A physiological loss includes loss of physical function oroloss resulting from disfigurement or disappearane of a body part (amputation or mastectomy) is an example of
Loss of Aspect of self
A result of trauma, illness, or tx methodology such as surgery is a loss of
physical Aspects of self
Loss of sense of humor, ambition, or enjoyment in life is an example of
psychological Aspect of self
Whenever an object that a person values is changed or damaged or disappears, loss occurs iss example of
Loss of n Extenal Object
Example: wedding ring
When a person moves away from familiar surroundings (another home, different community) is example of what loss
Loss of Familiar Environment
A period of grief that follows the death of a loved one is
The three stages of grief are
- Shock stage (numb)
- Reality stage (full meaning)
- Recovery stage (adaptive)
Painful experience begins when the individual consciously realizes the full meaning of the loss is?
What do they feel?
Anger, guilt, fear, fustration, helplessness
The period of shock may last from only days to a month or more?
What do they feel?
Numb, an emotional numbness rather than physical
During the last stage, the loss is integrated into reality of the indiviuals life is example of?
What do they feel?
Adaptive behaviors, begins to live again, doing things that they formly enjoyed
Types of Grief are:
- Uncomplicated grief (normal)
- Anticipatory grief (cancer, hospice, repo)
- Dysfunctional grief (intense, PTSD)
- Disenfranchised grief (extreme sadness)
Memory trick of the three stages of grief is
Energy using hands to clear, energize, and balance the energy field
A few minutes ideally, in an hour.
Nursing dx: Disturbed Energy Field
A technique releasing block energy within an individual when specific points (Tsubas) along the meridians are pressed or massaged by the practitioner's fingers, thumbs, and heel of the hands is
Five stages of death
- Denial (shock)
- Anger (follows denial)
- Bargaining (postpone death)
- Depression (abandoned)
- Acceptance (final stage)
Care the relieves sx's such as pain, but does not alter the course of the disease
_________ care can start much earlier in the disease proess than ________ care, which is usually offered in the last 6mths of life.
Palliative care and hospice care
What dx if the perception that one's own action will not significantly affect an outcome; a perceive lack of control over a current situation?
Anyone w/ a serious illness regardless of life expectancy?
Breathing characterized by periods of apnea alternating w/ periods of dyspnea is an example of
Noisy respirations, secretions accumulate in the larynx and trachea
Should analgesics be withdrawn from a conscious client in a coma y or n?
OPO stands for
Who identified the five psychological stages of the dying process?
The difference between pathological and normal grief is the?
Inability of the individual to adapt to life w/ out the loved one
_______ care is an alternative to hospitalization whne aggressive medical tx is no longer an option?
After death, the nurses focus is
on supporting the family and caring for the deceased body.
Each person dies a ______ death?
1,000 ways to die LOL