Flashcards in T3-Blueprint: Death and Dying Deck (23):
How do infants/toddlers perceive death?
Have little to no concept of it (only thinks in here and now)
Infants/toddlers: _____ prevents their understanding of death
How do infants/toddlers respond emotionally to death?
Mirror parental emotions
Infants/toddlers react in response to the changes brough about by being in the hosptital. What does this mean?
-Change of routine
-Separation from family
Infants/toddlers: may ____ to an earlier stage in behavior
Infants/toddlers have extension of the fear of ____ and sense ____ of others
Fear of separation; senses feelings in others
Do preschool children still have egocentric thinking?
Preschool children have egocentric thinking. What other thinking do they have?
Magical thinking---they think their thoughts can cause an event like death---child may feel guilt/shame
How do preschoolers interpret separation from parents?
How do preschoolers view dying? Why?
As temporary because they lack the concept of time and because the dead person may still have living attributes of the living (sleeping, eating, breathing)
At what age do children begin to respond to logical or factual explanations?
School age (6-12)
At what ages in the school age years do children begin to have an adult concept of death? What does that mean?
Older school age (9-12); they begin to know death is inevitable, irreversible, and universal
What fears do school-age children experience?
-Fear of disease process
-Fear of death process, the unknown
-Loss of control leads to fears pain and abandonment
School age children: How is fear displayed?
What may school-age children be curious about?
Funeral services and what happens to the body after death
What kind of concept of death do adolescents have?
Why may adolescents have difficulty accepting death?
They are discovering who they are, establishing an identity, and dealing with issues of puberty
Adolescents rely more on ____ than the influence of parents, which may result in the reality of a serious illness causing adolescents of feel _____
Adolescents may be unable to _____ to peers and ____ with parents
Relate with peers and communicate with parents
What may adolescents experience?
Guilt or shame
Adolescents do a lot of what type of behaviors?
Risk taking--think they are immune to death
What age group may want to plan their own funeral?