4-3 Patients and Their Families

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h.aguilar1990
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4-3 Patients and Their Families
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2013-07-31 23:22:36
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  1. Absurd-
    Contrary to sense or reason.
  2. Advanced Directives-
    A living will; a document, written in advance, that states the patient’s wishes regarding end-of-life care.
  3. Commiserate-
    To feel or express sympathy or pity for.
  4. Devastate-
    To lay waste, plunder, destroy.
  5. Fortitude-
    Courageous endurance.
  6. Holistic-
    Considering the whole or entire scope of a situation.
  7. Hospice Movement-
    An organization dedicated to providing care with dignity people who are terminally ill.
  8. Hostility-
    Unfriendliness, enmity.
  9. Incomprehensible-
    Beyond belief, not to be grasped by the mind.
  10. Inevitable-
    Unavoidable, destined to occur.
  11. Living Will-
    Advance directive; a document, written in advance, that states the patient’s wishes regarding end-of-life care.
  12. Marginal-
    Close to the lower limit of acceptability.
  13. Nonchalant-
    Unconcerned, indifferent.
  14. Solace-
    An easing of grief, to comfort.
  15. Terminal-
    Final, end; a terminal illness, refers to a condition that cannot be reversed.

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