Stages of Grief Preparing for death affects the patients’ behavior and emotions. While preparing for death, one will go through a series of stages before dying. These stages were identified by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a psychiatrist who worked with terminally ill patients. The stages of grief include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. (See Table 1.)
In a sorrowful woman is says “once upon a time there was a wife and mother one too many times” (Godwin 33). This shows how the woman feels towards her husband and child, and shows that the story will not be happy. Next Bartleby’s epigraph states “A story of Wall Street” (Melville 91). Which as the reader sees throughout the story is symbolic of the setting of the office. Both Bartleby and woman suffer from mental conditions that deteriorate over time, both mentally and physically.
The doll has been passed down from generation to generation in Josephine’s family, and seems to represent the tragedy of each woman’s demise. Josephine’s mother, Manman, is not introduced to readers in good health, but throughout the story the theme of depression is emphasized by the mother’s rapid decline in health and appearance. When Manman is first introduced to readers she is not in good shape. “Her skin barely clung to her bones, falling in layers, flaps, on her face and neck.” Despite her appearance, it seems that she is holding onto some hope. She tells Josephine that the guards “have not treated me badly.” She also describes to her daughter how the food Josephine brings her lasts for many months.
“On Being a Cripple” timed write In the essay “On Being a Cripple,” Nancy Mairs describes her life with a terrible medical condition called MS or Multiple Sclerosis. Although she suffers from the disease she has learned to cope with it over the years. She takes the disease as a second chance to live, where others might just become depressed. The author uses humor, rhetoric and style to convey her attitude toward her condition. Mair is not like most people who are living with MS; rather she uses humor to describe her condition.
How We Die by Sherwin Nuland Sherwin Nuland, a medical surgeon, is concerned about the different ways people die. He focuses closely on the physical aspects rather then emotional or spiritual. It can be disturbing at some points but it’s necessary to learn the reality of death and not beat around the bush. Through personal experiences and death within his own family, Nuland analyzes the most common causes death including old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, accidents, heart disease, and strokes. He ends the book with the lessons learned.
Laskowski-Jones described an accident that her mother died at the scene and critically injured her father. Her father being brought to the hospital where she was employed, Laskowski-Jones was given the opportunity to see her father in the operating room just before being put under anesthesia. He was awake; Laskowski-Jones was able to express how much she loved him and not to worry. These would be that last words they spoke. Laskowski-Jones (2007) stated “I’m sure both my position in the hospital and my education as a trauma nurse allowed me a rare privilege that isn’t typically offered to families” (p. 47).
Nursing Consideration for Providing Supporting Care for the Terminally Ill Patient Nursing Consideration for Providing Supporting Care for the Terminally Ill Patient In 1716, Christopher Bullock wrote “‘tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” Death being one of these inevitabilities hopefully leaves you more empathetic in life and in offering supportive care. There are many different ways of providing care for a terminally ill patient. None more important that offering patient supportive based care. Family members may find it challenging, both physically and emotionally, caring for a terminally ill loved one, but need to be aware of their own feelings and make decisions based on the what is best for the suffering person. A caregiver, while providing supporting care can instill a sense of strength.
Honestly it took many years before the numerous doctors and specialist over seeing her care even knew what the cause of her depression, fatigue, and generalized pain was. Thirteen years later I’m more educated about Lupus and I know how difficult it can be to see a loved one suffer for years with no relief in sight. And knowing that Lupus is the elusive, undiagnosed culprit for many people’s suffering is frightening to me. I feel that it’s important to educate others about the suspected causes, life changing symptoms, and various treatments of Lupus. To better understand all of this we need to know what Systematic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is.
Zoey Crain Comp 1302 Prof. Dodge February 9, 2012 The Yellow Wallpaper The psychological thriller, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story about a woman with postpartum depression. The narrator’s husband and brother concluded it was a nervous depression. Her husband and she move out to a rather suspicious house, so she can better herself. She isn’t aloud to do any kind of work and is given strict instructions to get air and relax her self.
Their near death experiences or NDEs will be described as well as some scientific evidence and religious beliefs to persuade that is life after death and explain why we should not be afraid of “the end.” Near Death Experiences have been described through many different people. According to Dr. Lommel, “Evidence has shown that most people lose all fear of death after an near death experience, their experience tells them that death is not the end of everything and life goes on one way or another” (xii) For example in 1991, Atlanta Georgia resident Pam Reynolds had an near death experience. She underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm that required the doctors to drain all the blood from her brain and she was kept brain dead for forty-five minuets. She also experienced controlled cardiac arrest and intentional hypothermia to slow the body down. She was clinically dead with no measurable brain function.