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Death and Dying

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Transcript of Death and Dying

Death and Dying
Team B
Lillian Fillpot
BSHS/325
September 25, 2013

Overview
How the management of death has changed for patients and families in the last 25 years
• Hospice Care

• ¾ 3/4 of deaths are from illness.

• Being prepared for death.

• Help start grieving process.

Five stages of emotions that people may go through when facing imminent death
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
How human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood.
• Nursing homes/Senior Centers
• Retirement
• Grandparents raising grandchildren
• Successful Aging

•How the management of death has changed for patients and families in the last 25 years
•The five stages of emotions, according to Dr. Kübler-Ross, that people may go through when facing imminent death
•Characteristics of a “good” death
•How human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood
•The purpose and value of having a living will
•Recommendations to someone who is dying and their loved ones

To know when death is coming, and to understand what can be expected.
To be able to retain control of what happens.
To be afforded dignity and privacy.
To have control over pain relief and other symptom control.
To have choice and control over where death occurs (at home or elsewhere).
To have access to information and expertise of whatever kind is necessary.
Characteristics of a “good” death
Living Will
A legal document that a person uses to make known the types of medical treatments they want and do not want.
May also be called health care declarations or health care directives

Purpose and value of having a living will
To let physicians know what you do and do not want if you come upon a serious accident or illness
Mechanical breathing
-Respiration
-Ventilation
Tube feeding
Resuscitation

Recommendations
Show your love for the person dying, despite be scared and sad
Accept they are dying and don’t try to fight that
Make the environment peaceful
Respect their dying wishes, if they’re conscience enough to make their own decisions

Loved Ones
Know what you are dying from

Is there a second opinion

How will things get paid for


Dying
APPROACHING DEATH
How much time is left?
Statistical averages
General guideline or point of reference
Terminal illness and the metabolic condition

There are two phases
"pre-active phase of dying“
"active phase of dying."

Stages of Loss and Grief
Denial and isolation
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

Preparing For Grief
Preparing For Healing
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National Board for Certified Counselors – International (2012). Mental Health Facilitator. Greensboro, NC:

Author


References
Summary
•How the management of death has changed for patients and families in the last 25 years
•The five stages of emotions
•Characteristics of a “good” death
•How human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood
•The purpose and value of having a living will
•Recommendations to someone who is dying and their loved ones
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