Grieving has been described in stages, but it does not really feel that way to the bereaved person who has ups and downs, much like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes a person feels better for a little while then becomes sad again (American Cancer Society, 2014). The relationship between the person who died and the person grieving, along with the circumstances of the death, and one’s own life experiences affect the grieving process (American Cancer Society,
Through the centuries, people of different cultures have always been dying and their close relatives and friends were grieving for them. However, in this life situation different people may experience inner suffering of different degree. It is not a rareness that some of those can’t cope with their despair by themselves. Hence, they turn to professional help (Howarth, 2011, p.4).
A patient who does choose hospice would need to stop pursuing treatment that could prolong their life. This can be a challenge for families, as there is a perception that the patient is giving up on life, when in fact they are choosing quality of life over
Because people experience death in so many different ways, both as the dying and the ones left behind, they have many takes on death as a whole. “Death, Be Not Proud” by Jon Donne, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, and “I Heard a Fly Buzz – When I Died” by Emily Dickinson all deal with human mortality, yet each comes from a different perspective with different feelings about death. To begin, the narrator challenges the significance of Death in Jon Donne’s “Death, Be Not
I Want To Die First Everyone has thought of their own mortality before, their unavoidable death, but what people tend to avoid and repress is the death of their loved ones. In Dr. Olberding’s essay “Other People Die” she brings to light the distinct difference between eastern and western philosophies on death. Dr. Olberding also argues that it is equally important to come to terms with your own mortality and the mortality of your loved ones. The early Confucians take on death largely differed with Zhuangzi’s through their lavish and long-term bereavement process.
The attitudes to grief over the loss of a loved one are presented in two thoroughly different ways in the two poems of ‘Funeral Blues’ and ‘Remember’. Some differences include the tone towards death as ‘Funeral Blues’ was written with a more mocking, sarcastic tone towards death and grieving the loss of a loved one, (even though it was later interpreted as a genuine expression of grief after the movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994), whereas ‘Remember’ has a more sincere and heartfelt tone towards death. In addition, ‘Funeral Blues’ is entirely negative towards death not only forbidding themselves from moving on but also forbidding the world from moving on after the tragic passing of the loved one, whilst ‘Remember’ gives the griever
I have known people that have died slowly and painfully and it is very hard to see loved ones live in pain and pass away in pain. I could not begin to imagine what they were experiencing and having to live with. The Death with Dignity Act would provide those people with an alternative choice to the awful circumstances their medical conditions have put them in. This would allow those certain people to be able to pass peacefully and on their own terms. That is why I have chosen to write about the Death with Dignity Act.
In the article titled, "The Lived Experience Of Pediatric Burn Nurses Following Patient Death." (Kellogg), nurses who work in the pediatric burn unit are interviewed about what they do as well as how they deal with the loss of patients. The conclusion of these interviews is that these individuals do not feel well prepared enough on how to properly handle the death of a patient and they all seemed to agree that grief counseling would have greatly increased their ability to get through these tough losses without starting to hate their job or not doing their job well enough. Another real life account comes from a working NICU nurse whom I interviewed named Clorinda Bryant. She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.”
Making them prefer to contact other people in order to enjoy the stillness of life and its simplicity or to get rid of unbearable burdens. For example, When The Savage, John's mother died, Linda, he became angry in the hospital and then detained there but he managed to escape. After that, he moves to an abandoned place. unfortunately, he was desperate due to the lost that all hope, the negative impact of psychological leads to hang himself.
In “Unequal Lives, Unequal Deaths” Sunita Puri argues that death can be “humanity’s great equalizer,” however experiencing death is completely different because a person may not have the luxuries to die peacefully. For example, the person could desire to die at home but because he doesn’t benefit the whole “home hospice” due to the lack of money or dedicated family members then dying at home would make him feel “less comfortable.” The former nurse wants to inform all medical centers so they can feel sympathy towards the patients who experience inequalities during their last few days on earth and take action by providing those patients “comfort and dignity,” regardless of their disadvantages over others.
In the short essay “One Dying Wish,” author James Duffy explains the importance of letting terminally ill patients decide whether they want to continue their lives or find peace and die. Patients and their families struggle immensely by the patient staying alive. Watching the patient suffer through the pain and losing hope. Duffy’s thesis is that terminally ill patients should have the choice to die in peace, without being medicated beyond hope. Duffy explains that terminally ill patients are in pain, and the idea of keeping them alive knowing there isn’t hope for them is wrong.