There are many types of losses, death being the most devastating one as it affects not only the dying but their families too. As a nurse, it is our job to help the patients or their loved ones to comprehend and accept loss so that life can carry on. If a person does not go through the grieving process after a loss, a serious emotional, mental and social problems may happen. In order to help the grieving patients and their families, nurses have to understand what exactly grieving is. Death is a distressing topic; it could influence the quality of care that is given by the nurse.
In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses.
In working with clients with intellectual disability there were a few occasions whereby a service user had passed away and I noted this process to be very confusing for the clients. In this sense the Kubler-Ross model has highlighted some limitations on individuality by putting too much emphasis on progressing through these stages to the reach the acceptance stage, which can be seen as promoting some allowance of comfort (Konisberg 2011). However, people with intellectual disabilities may have complications in identifying and vocalising their emotions with grief and in some cases may not have the capabilities to ever experience the stage of acceptance. The Kubler-Ross model emphasizes communicating with the bereaved or dying as a person centred approach whereby talking about the experience helps identify emotions and provide suuport, but as Wijne & McEnhill (2008) maintain difficulties in communication is a major complication for supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities through issues of grief and loss, inevitably impacting on their symptom assessment and support they
Some elderly do not have to accept the change, some of their grievances some people have conflicts with their children or someone close. It is a source of stress depression and unhappy. (1) However, if these problems occurs with elderly with disabilities would make these problems more severe. Because of the impact on health, both physically and mentally. To be seen as a burden, neglected or abandoned by their families etc.Moreover, elderly was abandoned and sent to the foster home.
However, Dawn can be clueless from time to time, and the reason for her telling the accident in past tense might be that can’t quite grasp the idea that her sister and father is dead. But it also might be because she is traumatized by the event, and might have survivors guilt, or just a mixture of both. Either way she acts ?out of character? when it comes to their death. Family is very important to Dawn and is also one of the central themes in the story.
Nurses often face ethical dilemmas and moral distress throughout various levels of direct and indirect patient care. According to Moon and Kim (2015), patients often die in the intensive care unit, and ethical conflicts frequently occur due to a variety of factors, such as verbal abuse, poor communication between health care providers, and increased incidences of end-of-life issues. I think this is a very important subject to think about, especially when these conflicts can significantly impact job satisfaction, burnout, and ultimately threaten the quality of care for patients. Furthermore, a qualitative study conducted by Henrich et al. (2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected.
It is essential to ensure that patients receive the care they want, family members are relieved of the stress of making decisions without the benefit of knowing what their loved one would want for their care, or in relation to issues such as organ donation. Talking about end of life care enables nurses to provide care in the manner which is in the patient’s best interest, having respected their wishes. This importance should be emphasized in Hong Kong, especially the increasing demand of end of life care (Bloomer, Tan, & Lee, 2010). For the sake of highlighting the weakness of end of life care education and its limitation, this study is needed to be proceeded to fill up the research gap and provide additional information, as reference, with pre-school and university to make the nursing course
The primary message of this movie is to tell us the importance of patient-centered practice. This movie shows that how we can improve patients’ quality of life through interaction with the patients. Patch Adam’s philosophy is treating the patient, not the disease. That means not only treating the patients’ physical ailment, but also pays attention to their emotional comfort. He shows his compassion toward the patients and tries to change health care in the real world.
It is sad, hurtful, depressing and an unpleasant event that could happen to humans. A very large number of women lost their husband through expected and unexpected death, expected death is when a woman’s husband is diagnosed with a deadly incurable disease it means
The message is conveyed through female characters that have felt sorrow and emptiness during and after the war. They have to deal with losing their loved ones, using their bodies as a form of economic support, and being abused by men at war. Regular civilians had to deal with the loss of family members or friends that went to war. Lan had experienced a lot of loss due to the war. Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long.