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Stages and Psychological Impact of Death and Dying - Chapter Summary
Many people do not handle death well, and the idea of dying unsettles the majority of us; nevertheless, dealing with death cannot be avoided permanently. These lessons have been designed to go over the stages and psychological impact associated with how people deal with death and dying. Our experienced instructors each possess extensive knowledge in their fields, so you can be certain the lessons they provide include the most relevant and up-to-date information available. To help you build your knowledge, our instructors focus their lessons on vocabulary, definitions, and major concepts. By going through each lesson in this chapter, you will know how to do the following:
- Evaluate Kubler-Ross's 5 stages of dying
- Figure out the stages of grief and the patterns of bereavement
- Inspect the effects and the history of the modern hospice movement
- Map out definitions and review options for dying with dignity
- Name major issues associated with end-of-life planning
1. What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages
Death, dying and the emotional responses one feels toward these topics are particularly challenging issues to address. Psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross proposed stages of emotional responses to death and dying. This lesson will present those five stages and also discuss common criticisms of Kubler-Ross's theory.
2. Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief
Death is a term most are familiar with, but the underlying emotions and processes that accompany death are not. This lesson will define and detail the stages of grief and bereavement. In addition, this lesson will differentiate between the grief process of children and adults.
3. The Modern Hospice Movement: History & Effects
The end of life can be a difficult time for people. In this lesson, we'll examine the modern hospice movement, including the holistic approach to dying, the history of the modern hospice movement, and palliative care.
4. Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options
When a person is faced with a terminal illness, they sometimes want to control the timing and way that they die. In this lesson, we'll examine the dying with dignity movement, including physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.
5. Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning
As people approach the end of their lives, decisions have to be made. Watch this lesson to find out more about important end-of-life issues, including having a health care proxy, creating a living will, and being an organ donor.
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