A. Crying out loudly while invoking “God’s help in going on with life.”
B. Announcing to family members that, “I’ve already grieved the loss.”
C. Having difficulty even deciding what to wear to the funeral
D. Going on a drinking binge instead of attending the funeral.
A. assist the individual to go through the stages of grief work in the optimal order
B. assist the individual to attain a healthy adjustment to the loss experience
C. encourage the individual to talk about his or her feelings about the deceased individual.
D. offer support and advice about how to successfully achieve grief work.
A. Men are less likely to grieve the loss of a spouse
B. Women carry deeper attachments to their spouses than men do.
C. Women are generally more likely to outlive their spouses
D. The male response to grief has been thoroughly studied and documented
A. closed awareness
B. suspected awareness
C. mutual pretense.
D. open awareness.
A. the client’s wishes concerning a ‘good death’
B. where the client’s living will can be found
C. if the client has expressed a wish to be a “do not resuscitate” (DNR).
D. who is the client’s durable power of attorney for health care (DPAHC).
A. educated regarding treatment alternatives
B. over the age of 55
C. be supported in their decision by immediate family members
D. eligible for federal support services
A. Palliative care is most useful when implement in the last 6 months of life
B. Pain management is inadequately addressed among the terminally ill population.
C. Palliative care is only offered to patients whose deaths are imminent.
D. Resuscitation in the case of a cardiac or respiratory arrest is not implemented
A. Dramatically reduce the time they spend attending to the client
B. Refuse to leave the client’s bedside regardless of the reason
C. Sob inconsolably whenever they visit
D. Spend hours recalling details of their life together
A. Everyone needs social interaction
B. The nurse needs to ‘attend to the patient’
C. Hearing is believed to be the last sense to be lost
D. The individual is living until they are dead
A. Explain the family’s concern to the client
B. Educate the family that this is normal behavior in this situation
C. Contact the physician for an order for enteral feeding
D. Contact the dietitian for feeding supplements
I cry for a client when I’m alone but never when I’m with them.”
My job is to create a ‘good death’ for my clients.”
C. “This is a stressful job and it isn’t something just any nurse can do.”
D. “My clients are the best part of this emotionally draining job.”
A. The acute phase is the most intense period of the grieving process
B. The intensity of the grief is in proportion to the expected death trajectory
C. Grief work is most effective when addressed during the acute phase of grief
D. Anticipatory grief is an expected barrier to grief work
A. Answering the client’s questions regarding the trajectory of their illness
B. Offering to pray with the client and family
C. Scheduling a meeting with the client and family to identify alternative end of life plans
D. Assessing the client frequently for depression and risk of self harm
E. Being available to just listen to the client talk about dying