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Acceptance

Final stage of grief when person has worked through feelings and understands death is imminent

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Advance directive (living will)

Living will written while resident is mentally competent (or by legal representative if resident is not competent) outlining choices about withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining procedures

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Anger

Second stage of grief when person expresses rage and resentment. Often upset by small things and lashes out

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Apnea

Respiration stops

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Bargaining

Third stage of grief when person tries to arrange more time to live or take care of business. Bargains with doctors or god

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Cheyne-Stokes breathing

When resident takes several shallow breaths, then does not breathe for 5-60 seconds. Does not cause discomfort

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Death

End of life and cessation of bodily function

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Denial

First stage of grief when a person may refuse to accept diagnosis or discuss situation

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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)

Order written by a doctor at the request of a resident, which tells healthcare team not to attempt extraordinary measures if a resident suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest

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Depression

Fourth stage of grief when a person begins the process of mourning. Person cries and withdraws

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Dying

Near the end of life or bodily function

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End of life care

Support and care provided during time surrounding death

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Extraordinary measures

Interventions used to restore heart beat or respiratory effort (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR)

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Five stages of grief

Stages of grief in response to near death, based on personal, cultural, and religious beliefs and experiences, according to Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Hospice care

Healthcare agency or program for people who are dying (usually with less than 6 months to live) that provides comfort measures and pain management, preserves dignity, respect and choice, and offers empathy and support for resident and family

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Mottling

Changes in skin color (pale and bluish) of this hands, arms, feet, and legs when death is near

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Obituary

Written description (often in newspaper) of resident's life, including listing of relatives, birth information, accomplishments and activities, and death

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Post mortem care

Care of body after death