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Stages of Dying
-Denial -Anger/rage -Bargaining -Depression -Acceptance -Detachment
Denial
-Shock, often followed by a feeling of isolation -doesn't believe diagnoses is correct -may seek advice from several doctors
Anger
-The anger that the person is expressing is due to difficulty of the situation
Bargaining
-Makes a deal with God, for hope of postponing death
Depression 2 stages
-in verbal stage (reactive depression) the person concentrates on past losses and needs reassurance and encouragement from others. -non verbal (preparatory depression), a person realizes the impact of loss and a touch of the hand or kind word will be more meaningless chatter
Acceptance
-resolves emotional conflicts about death. -Short visits or presence of a family member is well appreciated by a dying person
Detachment
-no communication -separates from the world so two-way communication no longer exist around him or her
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