End Of Life care

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  • 1. 

    View image above to answer the following question. Can the patients extremity be described as which of the following?

    • A.

      Bruised

    • B.

      Mottled

    • C.

      Purple in color

    Correct Answer
    B. Mottled
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mottled." Mottled refers to a condition where the skin appears patchy or blotchy with different colors or shades. This term is commonly used to describe the appearance of the skin when it is discolored due to poor blood circulation or other underlying health issues. In this case, the patient's extremity is described as mottled, indicating that the skin has patches of different colors or shades.

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  • 2. 

    What time frame is associated with the following characteristics: withdrawal from the world, decreased food intake, increase in sleep, less communication.

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      1-2 weeks

    • C.

      1-3 months

    • D.

      Several days

    Correct Answer
    C. 1-3 months
    Explanation
    The time frame associated with the given characteristics of withdrawal from the world, decreased food intake, increase in sleep, and less communication is 1-3 months. During this period, an individual may exhibit these behaviors as a result of various factors such as grief, depression, or a major life transition. It is important to note that these behaviors can vary from person to person and may not be experienced by everyone in the same way or for the same duration.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are physical changes that may be apparent 1-2 weeks before dying?

    • A.

      Decreased blood pressure

    • B.

      Increased perspiration

    • C.

      Congestion

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the final weeks of life, physical changes may occur that indicate impending death. These changes include decreased blood pressure, increased perspiration, and congestion. These symptoms can be observed 1-2 weeks before death and are commonly experienced by individuals nearing the end of their lives.

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  • 4. 

    Not eating may actually be protective at the end of life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Not eating at the end of life can be protective because it allows the body to conserve energy and focus on other essential functions. When a person stops eating, their metabolism slows down, reducing the need for energy intake. This can help prevent discomfort and pain associated with digestion and allow the body to redirect resources towards maintaining vital organs and bodily functions. Additionally, not eating may also reduce the risk of complications such as aspiration pneumonia, which can occur when food or liquid enters the lungs. Therefore, not eating can be a natural and protective response as the body prepares for the end of life.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ is one of the five snese we believe may persist until the end.

    Correct Answer
    Hearing
    Explanation
    Hearing is one of the five senses that we believe may persist until the end. This suggests that even in old age or during the final stages of life, individuals may still retain their ability to hear. This is supported by the fact that hearing loss is a common age-related condition, but it does not necessarily mean that individuals completely lose their ability to hear.

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  • 6. 

    Pain often escalates as people are dying.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pain does not necessarily escalate as people are dying. In fact, it is often managed and controlled through medication and palliative care to ensure comfort and minimize suffering during the end-of-life process. While some individuals may experience increased pain due to certain medical conditions or complications, it is not a universal phenomenon that pain always escalates as people are dying. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    List several important things loved ones may need to say to the dying individual.

    • A.

      I love you

    • B.

      I will miss you

    • C.

      Goodbye

    • D.

      I forgive you

    • E.

      I am sorry

    • F.

      I will be alright

    • G.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    G. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the Above" because when someone is dying, their loved ones may need to express a variety of important sentiments. Saying "I love you" allows them to express their affection and appreciation for the person. "I will miss you" acknowledges the impending loss and conveys the depth of their emotions. "Goodbye" serves as a final farewell and a chance to say a proper goodbye. "I forgive you" and "I am sorry" provide an opportunity for reconciliation and closure. Lastly, "I will be alright" reassures the dying individual that their loved ones will be able to cope and move forward after their passing.

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