CHP 13

  1. A series of intense psychological and physical responses occuring after a loss
  2. Any situation, either potential, actual or perceived wherein a valued object or person is changed or is not accessible to the individual is
  3. A child is lost in the woods is an example of what loss?
  4. A diabetic client is faced with having a foot amputated is an example of what loss?
  5. When a person is not selected for a job the ________loss is income, and the _________loss is self-esteem.
    • 1. Tangible
    • 2. Intagible

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  6. The four major categories of loss are loss of?
    • Loss of significant other
    • Loss of aspects of self
    • Loss of external objects
    • Loss of a familiar environment
  7. A toddler who loses a bottle after learning to drink from a glass is
    Maturational loss
  8. Takes place in response to external events generally beyond the individual's control, such as losing a job when a company is bankrupt is an example of
    Situational loss
  9. Losing a loved one
    Moving to a different area

    Are examples of
    Loss of significant other
  10. A physiological loss includes loss of physical function oroloss resulting from disfigurement or disappearane of a body part (amputation or mastectomy) is an example of
    Loss of Aspect of self
  11. A result of trauma, illness, or tx methodology such as surgery is a loss of
    physical Aspects of self
  12. Loss of sense of humor, ambition, or enjoyment in life is an example of
    psychological Aspect of self
  13. Whenever an object that a person values is changed or damaged or disappears, loss occurs iss example of
    Loss of n Extenal Object

    Example: wedding ring
  14. When a person moves away from familiar surroundings (another home, different community) is example of what loss
    Loss of Familiar Environment
  15. A period of grief that follows the death of a loved one is
  16. The three stages of grief are
    • Shock stage (numb)
    • Reality stage (full meaning)
    • Recovery stage (adaptive)
  17. Painful experience begins when the individual consciously realizes the full meaning of the loss is?
    What do they feel?
    Reality stage

    Anger, guilt, fear, fustration, helplessness
  18. The period of shock may last from only days to a month or more?
    What do they feel?
    Shock stage

    Numb, an emotional numbness rather than physical
  19. During the last stage, the loss is integrated into reality of the indiviuals life is example of?
    What do they feel?
    Recovery stage

    Adaptive behaviors, begins to live again, doing things that they formly enjoyed
  20. Types of Grief are:
    • Uncomplicated grief (normal)
    • Anticipatory grief (cancer, hospice, repo)
    • Dysfunctional grief (intense, PTSD)
    • Disenfranchised grief (extreme sadness)
  21. Memory trick of the three stages of grief is
    • S hock
    • R eality
    • R ecovery
  22. Energy using hands to clear, energize, and balance the energy field
    Healing Touch


    A few minutes ideally, in an hour.

    Nursing dx: Disturbed Energy Field
  23. A technique releasing block energy within an individual when specific points (Tsubas) along the meridians are pressed or massaged by the practitioner's fingers, thumbs, and heel of the hands is
  24. Five stages of death
    • Denial (shock)
    • Anger (follows denial)
    • Bargaining (postpone death)
    • Depression (abandoned)
    • Acceptance (final stage)
  25. Care the relieves sx's such as pain, but does not alter the course of the disease
    Palliative care
  26. _________ care can start much earlier in the disease proess than ________ care, which is usually offered in the last 6mths of life.
    Palliative care and hospice care
  27. What dx if the perception that one's own action will not significantly affect an outcome; a perceive lack of control over a current situation?
  28. Anyone w/ a serious illness regardless of life expectancy?
    Recipient care
  29. Breathing characterized by periods of apnea alternating w/ periods of dyspnea is an example of
    Cheyene-stokes respirations
  30. Noisy respirations, secretions accumulate in the larynx and trachea
    Death rattle
  31. Should analgesics be withdrawn from a conscious client in a coma y or n?
  32. OPO stands for
    Organ-procurement organization
  33. Who identified the five psychological stages of the dying process?
  34. The difference between pathological and normal grief is the?
    Inability of the individual to adapt to life w/ out the loved one
  35. _______ care is an alternative to hospitalization whne aggressive medical tx is no longer an option?
  36. After death, the nurses focus is
    on supporting the family and caring for the deceased body.
  37. Each person dies a ______ death?

    1,000 ways to die LOL
Card Set
CHP 13