Death & Bereavement Flashcards

Death & Bereavement Flashcards
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Bargaining Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
Individuals at this stage of dying could attempt to barter for their lives or health with their doctors or their God.
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Criticisms for the Kubler-Ross Theory

Death doesn't actually occur in stages

A person's unique personality impacts how they respond emotionally

Emotion and death occur differently in each patient

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Organ Donor
Individuals who choose to donate their tissues or organs after they die. Some people won't allow this due to religious beliefs or believing (erroneously) that they will be given subpar care if they do.
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Health Care Proxy
This legal document allows you to give another person control over your health care choices in the event you can no longer make important decisions on your own.
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Euthanasia
This act involves helping someone to die. Doctors can sometimes be involved in this process.
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Hippocratic Oath
An oath taken by an individual when he or she becomes a doctor. Part of this oath involves a promise to do no harm, which can represent a moral issue if a doctor helps the process of euthanasia.
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Check out these flashcards to go over the Kubler-Ross Model of Death and Dying, along with the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. You can also review information about euthanasia. The uses of health care proxies and organ donation will also be covered by the cards included in this set.

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Hippocratic Oath
An oath taken by an individual when he or she becomes a doctor. Part of this oath involves a promise to do no harm, which can represent a moral issue if a doctor helps the process of euthanasia.
Euthanasia
This act involves helping someone to die. Doctors can sometimes be involved in this process.
Health Care Proxy
This legal document allows you to give another person control over your health care choices in the event you can no longer make important decisions on your own.
Organ Donor
Individuals who choose to donate their tissues or organs after they die. Some people won't allow this due to religious beliefs or believing (erroneously) that they will be given subpar care if they do.
Criticisms for the Kubler-Ross Theory

Death doesn't actually occur in stages

A person's unique personality impacts how they respond emotionally

Emotion and death occur differently in each patient

Bargaining Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
Individuals at this stage of dying could attempt to barter for their lives or health with their doctors or their God.
Anger Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
Patients who are in this stage of dying accept that they have been correctly diagnosed and respond with feelings of resentment or rage.
Acceptance Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
At this stage of dying, patients generally enter a period of reflection and come to embrace what is happening to them.
Depression Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
This stage of dying is characterized by feelings of grief about what a patient has lost and his or her impending death.
Denial Stage of the Kubler-Ross Model
During this stage of dying, patients refuse to believe that they will die. They may argue that their diagnosis is wrong or that they will survive no matter what.
Hope in the the Kubler-Ross Model
According to Kubler-Ross, this emotion is found throughout all stages of dying. It is considered to be very important for terminal patients.
Kubler-Ross Model of Death and Dying
A model that outlines the five emotional responses, or stages, that patients experience when faced with the prospect of death.

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