2 The stages, popularly known by the acronym DABDA, include Denial2. Anger3. Bargaining4. Depression5. Acceptance.
3 DENIAL “I feel fine.” “This can’t be happening, not to me.” Refusing to believe the individual is sick.- Temporary defense (Defense Mechanism)Can be conscious or unconscious refusal to accept facts
4 ANGER “Why me? It’s not fair” “Who is to blame?” Recognizes that denial can’t continuePatient displays anger that they are sickPatient is difficult to care for due to misplaced feelings of rage & envy
5 BARGAINING “I’ll do anything for a few more years if..” Involves the hope that the patient can somehowpostpone or delay deathMaking a dealRarely provides a sustainable solutionEspecially if it’s a matter of life or death.
6 DEPRESSION “I’m going to die soon..” Feel sadness, regret, fear, and uncertaintyBegins to understand the certainty of deathBegins to accept situationSpend much of the time crying and grievingAllows diconnect from love & affectionMust be processed
7 ACCEPTANCE “It’s going to be okay.” “I may as well prepare for it.” Last stagePatient realizes death is inevitableAccepts their fate.- Can enter this stage a long time before they die.
10 TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE Bereavement Mourning - Psychological state of deprivation- Feelings of grief and loss resulting from the death of loved one or friends.Mourning- What you do or refrain from doing after a loss- Manner of displaying grief(wooden crates, covering mirrors..)