Anticipatory grief is the form of grief that occurs when there is an opportunity to anticipate the death of a loved one (or oneself). It is different from unanticipated grief in the amount of time to "look forward" to death and in its form. It may be affected by such things as the duration and pattern of the illness, by concurrent stresses (financial, social, physical, emotional, developmental, etc.) , periods of uncertainty and (sometimes dreaded) certainty, interactions with sometimes incomprehensible medical personnel, varying support from others. Anticipatory grief involves life from the past, present and that of the future for both the patient and their loved ones.
Because of aging population, it is expected that the number of seniors suffering from depression will increase. Treatment for depression is important within older adults because depression is associated with functional decline that can require increased care, family stress, a higher likelihood of comorbid physical illnesses, and premature death due to suicides. Currently, depression in the elderly can be treated either by pharmacotherapy (SSRIs and antidepressants) and psychotherapy. However, it is necessary first to identify and diagnose depression which can be challenging in this age group owing to communication difficulties caused by hearing or cognitive impairment and other physical symptoms. Because frail seniors are unable to self-report depressive symptoms due to the stigma associated with mental illness, cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective intervention which provides a new way of perceiving and thinking about judgements, improves quality of life by behavioural
Combat exposure itself can be extremely traumatizing for service members and can cause psychological issues. Veterans who have experienced physical trauma as well as psychological trauma may have mental health issues. According to the article, Military and Civilian Burn Injuries During Armed Conflicts, psychological problems seen in burn patients are depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (Atiyeh, Gunn, & Hayek, 2007). Some of the symptoms include recollections of the incident, subsequent intrusions, avoidance, and
Today, many Civil War veterans have PTSD. According to Mayo Clinic, “Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event” ("Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”). “The Artilleryman’s Vision” by Walt Whitman and the movie “Glory” both portrayed disturbing experiences of war; however, Whitman’s poem is more personal, vivid, and relatable; therefore, the reader gains a better understanding of how PTSD affects an individual.
According to Greene (2007), there are various forms of Dementia, however Alzheimer’s is most popular affecting families in later life normally 65 years and older degenerating brain tissue over time. Greene further states social workers may be first responders to the discovery of the disease existence through a series of answered questions surrounding the client’s mental status. The disease itself impairs intellectual and cognitive reasoning and is therefore reported to qualified specialist. Learning about the disease will assist with certainty in diagnosis giving way to improving the client and family situation for adjusting, interventions, or advance directives. At any rate, the nature of disease also brings great concerns to caregiving.
There are many variations in options during surgeries and differences among studies on type A aortic dissection. Some of these include: surgical skill, difference in exact dissection patient to patient, patient conditions, precise location of intimal tear, diameter of arch, definitions of early mortality and other terms, how often data was obtained, technical and device differences, number of patients in study, health status and conditions of patients, anesthetic management, surgical techniques, strategies of brain protection and stent use/type of stent. I believe it ultimately comes down to the individual patient. Age, condition, severity and so much more
PTSD can occur while facing either a direct or indirect event. A direct event is a trauma that personally happened to you compared to an indirect event is a trauma you heard of. Medical intervention, abuse and the loss of a loved one are examples of direct and indirect events. Any child that undergoes different procedures and surgeries in a hospital setting can become traumatizing. The kids are exposed to direct events because it is personally happening to them.
As well as, different types of ways solutions to help with PTSD, but the best way is to get help. In addition, it explained the actions that happen to people who experience a traumatic event. It also gave me a better idea of different types of traumas, such as being neglected by your parents, being young and witnessing something terrifying such as a terrorist attack, as well as witnessing your mother get beaten by a stranger and taken away. Finally, I can now explain how traumas affect the body, brain, and
Risk factors associated with fall related minor injury are young age, male gender and cognitive impairment whereas with fall related major injury the risk factors include functional autonomy, and length of stay in hospitals. In further statistical analysis, controlling for functional autonomy, disruptive behaviours and neuroleptic use were found associated with fall related major injury. To add on falls also have significant psychosocial consequences as those who have been victims of falls often develop a post fall syndrome which is fear of falling. The elderly than further reduce their activities as to prevent further falls thus precipitating a cycle of increased dependency, loss of function, loss of confidence, social isolation and depression which leads to decreased quality of
Introduction With aging and disease comes many complications; the body is pushed to mental, physical, and emotional extremes. Many people experience pain and suffering with these changes and struggle to cope with it. Since the process of aging and the course of disease is a natural process it becomes a challenge to decide when enough is enough. Is palliative care enough or should assisted suicide be considered? Whether it be from the natural aging progression or onset of disease, the process of dying is inevitable and brings a variety of complications; therefore assisted suicide should be of consideration.
Resistance: It is the stage when the “body adapts to the continued presence of stressor” Exhaustion: Occurs when the organism that were useful during the other two stages now starting to become a threat to the body. Now the person is vulnerable to certain diseases and possible irreversible damage may occur. 2. Discuss the links between stress and illness.
According to the article Dangers of Euthanasia by Nathaniel Centre, suicidal thoughts can sometimes be associated depression. This is one of the many risks of euthanasia, or physician assisted suicide. Many people also like to consider that if this procedure becomes legal, it will then be difficult to distinguish between an assisted suicide and a murder. This statement is inaccurate because of the extent of permission that the patient has to go through to receive this permission. For instance, there needs to be proof that the patient has a terminal disease as well as all of the correct paperwork that needs to be received by the government as well as multiple medical offices and second opinion doctors.
Cognitive Based Therapy When an individual experiences grief and difficulties moving beyond the pain and loss associated with grief; the individual may be experiencing complicated grief. “Complicated grief is a condition that occurs when something impedes the process of adapting to a loss. The core symptoms include intense and prolonged yearning, longing and sorrow, frequent insistent thoughts of the deceased and difﬁculty accepting the painful reality of the death or imagining a future with purpose and meaning” (Sheer & Bloom, 2016, p.6). Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that social workers and therapists may utilize to help the individual change their pattern of negative thinking or behaviors. “CBT has been used to
I imply to write a meaningful essay, to share with the reader some of my thoughts and experiences of life with ALS, by means of the tracheotomy and ventilator. There are many emotions that describe the life of PALS (person/s with ALS: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease or MND (motor neuron disease). However so complex, it attacks every affected person I have known in a different way. Although with some symptomatic resemblances, the end result is the same, certain fatal outcome.