final 115 chapter 9

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  1. death
    as the cessation of integrated tissue and organ function, manifested by lack of heartbeat, absence of spontaneous respirations, or irreversible brain dysfunction.
  2. Good death
    a death free of avoidable distress and suffering for patients, families, and caregivers. in agreement with the patients' and families wishes and consistent with clinical practice standards
  3. bad death
    pain, not having one's wishes followed at the end of one's life, isolation, abandonment, and agonizing about losses of associated with death
  4. purpose for advance directives
    provide guidance especially to health care professionals, regarding how to make decisions regarding life sustaining treatment when one loses his or her decision making ability
  5. major focus of hospice is
    quality of life
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final 115 chapter 9
final 115 chapter 9
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