Glossary of loss, death, and Grief
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- Nurses role in assisting clients with problems related to loss,death and grief?
- - to feel the loss
- express the loss
- complete the tasks of the grief process
- 5 stages of Kubler-Ross grief process
- Boulby's 4 phages of mourning
- Worden's four tasks of mourning
- 1-accept reality of loss
2-work through pain or grief
3-adjust to envir.w/odecease.
4.emotionally relocating the deceased and moving on with life
- 5 categories of loss
- loss of external objects
loss of known environment
loss of a significant other
loss of an aspect of self
loss of life
- normal feeling,behaviors, reactions to a loss
- Normal grief
- "letting go",occurs before and actual loss or death loss occurs?
- Anticipatory grief
- bereavement "goes wrong",loss never resolves
- Complicated grief
- person experiences grief when a loss is experienced and cannt bwe aknowledge,publicly shared
- Disenfranchised grief:
- Multiple losses, of grief
mostly seen in adults?
- Application of grief
- describe how diff.ages exp grief:
- 1.feel anxiety over loss of object or seperation
2.grief over loss of body part or function
3.sensitive to own physical changes
4.anticipatory grief of loss of self care abilities
- Nursing plan to cope with grief and loss?
- reinforcement of clients coping mechanisms
introduce new coping mechanisms
- name physiological symptoms
- dilated pupils
increase muscle tension
- name psychological symptoms
unconscious ego defense mechanism
- name cognitive symtoms
- problem solving
- ways a person can cope?
- -altering the stressor
-adapting to the stressor
-coping can be adaptive or maladaptive
- How can a nurse teach anxiety reduction measures?
- -health promotion
-info about tests,tx,
- Name physical manifestations of grief and stress?
loss of appetite
- Nurses role in carying for the dying clients?
- -provide hospice,home care
-meet the needs
-provide post mortem care
- body stiffens 2-4hrs after death occurs 1st in voluntary muscles(heart),then the head,extremities,leaves the body 96hrs after death?
- Rigor mortis
- decrease in body temp occurs after death,drops 1-2 F,
- Algor Mortis
- bluish purple discoloration that appears in the dependent areas of the body.
red blood cell breakdown,releasing hgb,discolors tissues?
- livor mortis
- a large piece of plastic or cotton material use to enclose a body after death?
- clinical signs of impending death?
- Muscle weakness
- World medical assemble guidelines for defining death?
- total lack of response to external stimuli
No muscular movement:no breathing
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