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Death and Grief
Top 5 Causes of Death in America? Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases Unintentional Injuries
Top 5 Causes of Teen Death in US? Unintentional Injuries Homicide Suicide Cancer Heart Disease
Grief Definition keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
Denial/Isolation We pretend the loss did not occur Often times we remove ourselves from our normal social situation. This could last seconds to weeks.
Anger Mad at Person who has died The world Themselves Friends/Family
Bargaining Trying to make a deal with god. If I promise to never make fun of her again youll bring back my mother.
Depression Feeling of numbness Although anger and sadness may loom underneath
Acceptance All anger, sadness, and depression have gone away. The person grieving accepts the loss and moves on with their life.
I will remember you… Why do we open caskets Its therapeutic to see the dead body Preparation helps remove marks of death in order to look acceptable Restoration provides an acceptable image for recalling a deceased's appearance.
Will you remember me Closed Casket This is used when the deceased able to be displayed due to cause of death. Also some people request to have a closed casket service
Organ Donation Each day, 63 people receive an organ transplant, but another 16 people on the waiting list die because organs aren't available. 55,00 people waiting for a kidney transplant 17,000 people waiting for a liver transplant 3,000 people waiting for a heart and lung transplant
What organs and tissues can I donate? Kidney Heart Liver Lung Pancreas Intestine Cornea Skin Bone Bone marrow
Hospice Hospice works to meet the meet the medical (physical), emotional, spiritual and practical needs of patients and their families when a life- threatening illness clouds the future Hospice is about life and the quality of living during a life-threatening illness.
2 Hospice makes 2 Promises Provide comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. Provide company to terminally ill patients and their families.
Cryonics Cryonics is a technique designed with the intent to save lives and overcome illness and suffering. Bedford was switched to a different tank in 1991 and it would appear that everything has held up thus far. Ted Williams Dr. James Bedford
Cryonics It involves cooling patients to the point where physical decay essentially stops, in the hope that future technologically advanced scientific procedures will be able to revive them and restore them to good health later on. A patient held in such a state is said to be in 'cryonic suspension'.