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Module Seven

End of Life Care

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The support and care given during the time surrounding death. End of life care
The stiffness or rigidity of skeletal muscles that occurs after death. Rigor mortis
This is a document stating a person's wishes about health care when that person cannot make his or her own decisions. Advanced directives
Care of the body after death. Post mortem care
An illness or injury for which there is no reasonable expectation of recovery. Terminal illness
The belief that the spirit or soul is reborn in another human body or in another form of life. Reincarnation
The examination of the body after death. Autopsy
Care that involves relieving or reducing the intensity of uncomfortable symptoms without producing a cure. Palliative care
When a person has a terminal illness that person often lives longer than expected due to? A strong will to live.
When palliative care is done the focus is? Relief of symptoms.
Hospice care stresses? Pain relief and comfort.
In which stage of dying does the person make promises and make "just one more" requests? Bargaining
If a dying person begins to talk about worries and concerns you should? Listen quietly and use touch
Hearing is one of the last functions lost, so it is important to? Speak in a normal voice, offer words of comfort, provide reassurance and explanations about care.
When a person is dying, you can help the family by allowing them them to do this? Stay as long as they wish.
If a person has a living will, it may instruct doctors not to start these. Measures that prolongs dying.
If the doctor writes a "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) order, it means? The person will not be resuscitated.
A sign that death is near. A rise in body temperature.
When you are assisting with post mortem care, what care should be done with the eyes. Gently pull eyelids over the eyes.
Created by: mstearns