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neurological definition of death
all electrical brain activity ceases
flat EEG recording

brain death

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intelligence and personality

higher brain function

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painless ending
mercy killing

euthanasia

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withholding treatments or life sustaining equipment

passive euthanasia

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deliberately induced

active euthanasia

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advanced directives
in case of event x, do Y

living will

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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humanized program committed to making the end of life as free from pain, anxiety, and depression as possible

hospice

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reducing pain and suffering and helping individuals die with dignity

palliative care

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death causes:
prenatal

miscarriage, stillborn

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death causes:
infants

SIDS

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death cause
childhood

accident or illness

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death cause
adolescence

motor vehicle accidents
suicide
homicide

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death cause
older adults

chronic diseases

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whats the best way to discuss death with children

honesty

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suicide in male and females

females more likely to attempt
males more successful

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what are kubler ross' stages of dying

denial and isolation (1) denial of coming death

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what are kubler ross' stages of dying

anger (2): denial turns to anger, resentment, rage

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what are kubler ross' stages of dying

bargaining (3): hopes death can be postponed

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what are kubler ross' stages of dying

depression (4): accepts certainty of ones death

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what are kubler ross' stages of dying

acceptance (5): develops sense of peace and may desire to ne left alone

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adaptive strategy
when individuals believe they can influence and control events, they may become more alert and cheerful

perceived control

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emotional numbness
complex state of:
disbelief, despair, separation anxiety sadness, lonliness
roller coaster
manageable overtime

grief

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6 months after trauma/ event still experiencing fresh effects of profound grief

prolonged grief

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indirect, non-traditional (death of close relative) grief misunderstood by others/ society

ex: celebrity death, miscarriage, pets death, end of affair

disenfranchised grief