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Kubler-Ross Five Stages Of Chronic Illness

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Kubler-Ross (1969), constructed the 5 stages of mourning where affliction is associated. It includes: a) Denial and Isolation, b) Anger, c) Bargaining, d) Depression and e) Acceptance. These stages are which employees with chronic illnesses may go through as they deal with their condition. Upon the diagnosis of one’s disease condition, denial is the first to be experienced. They believe that the disease can’t hurt them therefore refusal of taking medications or any medical interventions are not usually accepted. The sick person will then suffer severe upset, terror, anxiety, and helplessness. Add to this the sense of injustice, unfairness, and senselessness of being struck down by a disease, and the result may be a rage reaction of tremendous
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