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Chapter 47

Caring for a Client who is dying

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Adults of all ages often fear Dying alone
People in the stage of denial Refuse to believe they are dying
Palliative care is Services for people with progressive and life threatening illnesses that relieve or reduce uncomfortable symptoms
When caring for a dying person, you should Listen and use touch when appropriate
As death approaches, the last sense to be lost is Hearing
Care of the dying person includes the following Position changes
The dying person is place in A position comfortable for the client
A "do not resuscitate" order has been written for a client. This means Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will not be done
Which of the following are signs of approaching death Cheyne-Stokes reparations
Post-mortem care is done After the person is pronounced dead
Five stages of Grief Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance
Ten Physical needs Pain relief and comfort, comfort and positioning, vision and eye care, hearing, speech, mouth care, nostril care, skin care, elimination, and nutrition
Signs of Death Loss of movement, rise in body T, Failure of circulation, increased sleep, decreased in pain, loss of interest, losing touch
Created by: mackenziemarie21