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Facing Challenges at Death's Door
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Facing challenges at death Name: Institution: Course: Tutor name: Date: October 9, 2013 Contents Contents 2 Facing challenges at death 3 Introduction 3 Challenges for the dying patient and possible measures for addressing the challenges 3 Challenges for the dying patient’s family and possible measures for addressing the challenges 5 Challenges for the caregiver and possible measures for addressing the challenges 6 Conclusion 7 References 8 Facing challenges at death Introduction The process of death is a challenge to the dying person and to people around him or her such as close relatives and friends and caregivers.
This paper seeks to discuss some of the challenges that a dying patient, the patient’s family, and caregivers may face during the dying process and measures that I can take, as a caregiver, to address the challenges. Challenges for the dying patient and possible measures for addressing the challenges People who undergo natural death experience a process that precedes their death. The ultimate stage of death is sometimes defined for patients, especially those who suffer from chronic diseases. Lost hope among the patients may also present the perception that death is imminent and the patients begin to await their death. The time towards death and the exact time of death offer many challenges to patients and pain is one of the major challenges that patients face in the dying process. Most of the diseases that cause death destabilizes patient’s biological system and results in discomfort. Some diseases such as cancer are for example reported with extreme level of pain that patients have to endure as they await death. ...
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