My cancer experience made me realize that even the slightest moments in life that you share with your family is often taken for granted. These times should be valued rather than left in the dust. Cancer removed the quality time from the family and was spent on lots of worry and mourn. My family and I have formed a mindset that you should not wait until one is sick to show your unconditional love for them. The thought of a family member suffering from cancer makes you more conscious of what you can do to make sure you’re in the healthiest state.
In conclusion, going through these stages of grief is only natural for a person. It’s a way for us to cope with reality. Going through these steps helps a person heal and adjust themselves to this world without their loved one. It additionally helps a person evaluate their life and think about how they want to live their life. While it 's painful to relive the memories of my grandmother, I’ve come to love and appreciate everything about her.
Emory Transplant Center states, “Donor families take some consolation in knowing that some part of their loved one continues to live”. The family feels that their loss was not in vain if the organs were transplanted into a young and deserving person. They could go to bed knowing that their loved one did someone out there some good by donating their heart or their liver or any other vital organ. While donating a loved one’s organs can be a safe haven of goodness, it also is a nightmare. The family may not understand why the donor must continue to stay on life support while the tissues are being removed.
The impending loss frequently intensifies the attachment to the dying person, causing an increase in concern for what they should or shouldn't do to comfort them. In contrast, anticipatory grief is a time for the gradual release of the dying person; saying "good-bye", "I love you", or "I forgive you". This period of grief before death is beneficial in preparing one emotionally and is a time to resolve old issues. Chronic grief is grieving that lasts for a prolonged or extended period of time. There does not seem to be any significant reduction in emotional distress.
Both patients are choosing to die and taking deliberate measures to do so by changing the routine(s) of their treatment. If the means to die by stopping medication are permissible, the means to die by taking medication ought to be permissible. The advent of technology has made many contributions to sustain life. However, before this technology, many people would die without years of suffering. Today, people with critical illnesses are given the option to stop treatment in order to hasten death.
This is also seen in the handmaid’s tale where Offred says “[…]I want to keep on living, in any form. I resign my body freely, to the uses of others. They can do what they like with me. I am abject.” (Atwood 286). When Offred was face with the possibility of death she was willing to give up her freedom of identity to ensure that she lives.
For Edna, death would free her from the expectations that weigh her down, and her soul could finally be free. She summarizes this thought when she says: “‘I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself’” (Chopin, 46). This sentiment is repeated moments before her suicide, because at that point, she truly understands what she means. For her, her body and life is what is tying her down, and because Edna feels as though she can conquer death, for her it is what will give her the true freedom of soul and self that she feels she cannot find in society. For both the boy and Edna, the attractive nature of the sea shows how excessive individualism can be
Knowing I did everything I could to make him proud helped me cope with the loss. For others, having support and sympathy from family and friends, help them cope. Some might think having a prearranged funeral would better help or allow the survivors to cope with the loss, while others might want the distraction of planning. I suppose it all depends on how one
Furthermore, some patients who are fully-conscious may say that they want to go to the ends of the earth to find treatment. They may be very clear that they do not want to die and will do anything to survive. The depressing part of this situation comes when the patient receives news that they are at the end of their treatment and that no other options that could benefit them exist. Basically, that patient must make the decision if they want to die peacefully without treatment or be hooked onto life-support for the remainder of what little time is left in their life. The sad truth is, sometimes patients can fight to the bitter end, but still end up losing.
Fidelity is loyalty, fairness, truthfulness, advocacy, and dedication to our patients. It involves keep our promises also keeping a commitment which is based on the virtue of caring. In this case, the medical staff was advocating for changing the code status of the resident to give comfort and let nature take its course. The resident’s condition was not going to improve and death was