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Nursing 1, U10: Death & Dying- G9/2nd Term/1432


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2. Unit 10 : Death & dying
3. Background
4. Palliative care or hospice care
Supports dying patients and their relatives but does not try to cure.
5. 1-Practioners who work in this field have developed ways of using drugs such as: Morphine while at the same time maintaining patient's full faculties.
2- making use of alternative treatments that can help with pain management, such as relaxation therapy, massage, and music therapy.
6. The reality of long, debilitating terminal illnesses raises the issue of euthanasia .
Mercy killing. the practice (illegal in most countries) of killing without pain a person who is suffering and cannot be cured.
7. Death
Definition of death :
when the heart and breathing stop.
But some medical training manuals state that a person cannot be assumed to be dead unless it is perfectly obvious- for example, in the case of decapitation.
This means that emergency paramedics must continue all attempts to resuscitate until death on arrival is confirmed by hospital doctor.
8. When a patient dies in a hospital, nursing staff provide post-mortem care.
Post mortem care:
A set of procedure which includes making records and preparing the body for relatives.
9. Post mortem varies according to culture and religion and whether or not there is going to be an autopsy to get more information about the cause of death.
10. Vocabulary
11. Burial : ( n )
ceremony where a dead
person is put under the
Ground .
Funeral : ( n )
a ceremony at which is
buried orcremated.
12. Cremation : ( n )
averment where the body of a dead person is burnt in a special building .
13. Anxiety : ( n )
A relatively permanent state of worry & nervousness.
14. Autopsy: (n)an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or changes produced by disease
15. Decomposition: (n)the process of decay caused by bacteria
16. Loss consciousness : ( n )
Loss the ability to perceive & respond .
17. sibling : ( n )
A persons brother or sister.
18. Grieving : ( adj )
sorrowful through loss or deprivation .
19. Deceased: (adj)Dead
20. Respite : ( n )
A pause for relaxation .
21. Cure : ( n )
A medicine or therapy cures disease or relieve pain .
22. sympathy : ( n )
Sharing the feeling of others (especially feeling of sorrow or anguish)
23. Diagnose : ( v )
A medical analysis
24. Dementia : ( n )
Mental deterioration of organic orfunctional origin .
25. Done by
Alaa Al-talhi